Son Held Over Sale Couple's Murder

9 July 2012, 09:53 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

The son of a couple found shot dead in their home in Sale is being questioned on suspicion of murder.

Police found the bodies of Bob Seddon, 68, and his wife Patricia, 65, on Friday. 

Nic Seddon, 45, was arrested at his home in Seaham, County Durham, the following day, according to sources. 

Greater Manchester Police said it was conducting a "dynamic, fast-paced investigation'' into the double shooting. 

Officers were called to the couple's address in Clough Avenue, Sale, at about 4.35pm following a concern for welfare of the occupants of the house. 

A post-mortem examination confirmed the pair died of gunshot wounds. Four months ago Mr and Mrs Seddon escaped with their lives when a car driven by their son plunged into a canal. 

It was reported that the black BMW hire vehicle hit a brick, left the road and fell into the Bridgewater Canal in Timperley. 

Father-of-three Nic Seddon said he smashed his window to escape himself and then helped pull his 16-year-old nephew to safety. 

He told how he swam back to get his father out from the rear of the vehicle as firefighters arrived on the scene. Fire crews rescued them both, then saved the life of Mrs Seddon.