The boys father, Peter Wilkinson, remains in a serious condition with stab wounds to his chest and back.

Man charged with murder of mother and son

A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murders of a mother and her son following a stabbing in Stourbridge, police have said.

Tracey Wilkinson, in her 50s, was pronounced dead at her home on Thursday and her son, 13-year-old Pierce, died at Birmingham's Children's Hospital. They had both been stabbed.

West Midlands Police said Aaron Barley, of no fixed abode, had also been charged with the attempted murder of the boy's father, Peter Wilkinson.

Mr Wilkinson remains in hospital in a serious condition with stab wounds to his chest and back after all three were attacked at a property in Greyhound Lane.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to the property just after 8am and discovered Mrs Wilkinson and Pierce inside the house and Mr Wilkinson in the garden.

The family's Land Rover Discovery, which had been stolen from outside the home, was discovered nearby after a crash.

Police said officers had "intercepted" the car and pictures showed it had apparently hit a wall.

Stephen Dunster, executive headteacher of Stourbridge's Redhill School, paid tribute to Pierce.

He said: "Pierce was a loyal, caring and conscientious pupil who will be sadly missed by all members of our school community. He always met everyone with a smile and was a kind and thoughtful young man.

"He was passionate about his football team, West Bromwich Albion, and was devoted to his pet greyhound dog.

"He was a loving son and brother. Our thoughts and prayers remain with his family, in particular his father Peter and sister Lydia."

The couple's daughter, Lydia, was away from home at university.

Barley will appear before magistrates in Birmingham on Saturday.

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