Man accused of murdering Northumberland teacher and trying to kill teen appears before judge

A man accused of murdering a teacher and trying to kill a teen is set to stand trial next March.

By Victoria Williams
Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 12:06 pm

Paul Robson made his first appearance at Newcastle Crown Court charged with the murder of 47-year-old Caroline Kayll and the attempted murder of a 15-year-old boy.

Robson, 49, spoke only to confirm his name and that he was able to hear proceedings when he appeared via video-link from HMP Durham.

Judge Paul Sloan QC said: "This is a first hearing, the defendant having been committed to this court by the magistrates at a hearing on November 23."

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Miss Kayll died in hospital almost a week after she was attacked in the village of Linton, Northumberland.

The case was listed for a plea and trial preparation hearing on December 21.

A provisional trial date was set for March 9 next year.

Nick Cartmell, defending, said there was no application for bail and Robson, of Stanley Street, Howdon, Wallsend, was remanded in custody.

Miss Kayll died in hospital almost a week after she was attacked in the village of Linton, Northumberland.

Police were told she had been assaulted at an address on Foxcover, along with a 15-year-old boy.

Ms Kayll had been employed at Atkinson House school, in Seghill.

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