Two to appear in court on murder charges

A 39-year-old woman will appear in court today charged with the murder of her two teenage daughters at a house in Cambridgeshire.Rekha Kumari-Baker, of Stretham, will appear before magistrates in Peterborough accused of killing Davina Baker, 16, and Jasmine Baker, 13, a police spokeswoman said.

A 39-year-old woman will appear in court today charged with the murder of her two teenage daughters at a house in Cambridgeshire.

Rekha Kumari-Baker, of Stretham, will appear before magistrates in Peterborough accused of killing Davina Baker, 16, and Jasmine Baker, 13, a police spokeswoman said.

The girls were found dead at Kumari-Baker's home early on Wednesday.

Post-mortem tests showed that both had suffered multiple stab wounds and police said they had seized a "number of items" while searching for a murder weapon.

Also today, a man will appear before Norwich magistrates charged with the murder of 37-year-old Jim Cushing of Harris Mews Bowthorpe who was stabbed to death after trying to calm a row in a street.

David Stubbs, 52 also of Harris Mews was arrested following the incident on Wednesday and was charged last night.

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He is also charged with grievous bodily harm with intent to 36-year-old Ian Burgess who was attacked in the same incident.

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