Birmingham Man Arrested After Woman Killed And Children Injured

42 year old from Sutton Coldfield charged with the murder and attempted murder of his family.

Andrew Leigh, a telecommunications engineer from Kennedy Close, Sutton Coldfield will appear appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court today. 

He is charged with the murder of Luan Leigh aged 42, who was found dead at her home in Woodlands Farm Road, Pype Hayes on Sunday 29 June.

A post mortem revealed she died as a result of "compression to the neck".

He is also charged with the attempted murder of a 15-year-old boy who suffered a stab injury to his chest and a nine-year-old girl was strangled.

Both are recovering in hospital.

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