Family’s shock after mum and her son were murdered at home

Lisa Clay and her son Joseph Chadwick.
Lisa Clay and her son Joseph Chadwick.

A family have been left ‘shocked’ by the tragic murder of a mum from Sutterton and her six-year-old son at their Lancashire home.

Lisa Clay, 41, and her six-year-old boy Joseph Chadwick were found dead at their bungalow in Bolton-le-Sands near Preston on April 9.

Lisa grew up in Sutterton and worked at Jessops china shop in Dolphin Lane in Boston before leaving the area about eight years ago.

Her parents – Marlene and Joseph – also lived in Sutterton, moving to Kirton when Joe died about 20 years ago.

A family member, who did not wish to be named, said: “The family are absolutely devastated.

“It was absolutely terrible news - we are still in shock about it all.”

“The police have been very supportive and sent two ladies from Lancashire to come to talk to us.”

Lisa first moved to Morecambe before heading to a bungalow in Bolton-le-Sands a few weeks ago.

Paul Chadwick, 34, was arrested and charged with the murder of Lisa and Joseph.

Mr Chadwick, of Lowlands Road, Bolton-le-Sands, is said to have been Lisa’s partner and Joseph’s father.

He appeared at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing and is remanded in custody until a trial, expected to be held in October.

A Home Office post mortem examination carried out on Lisa and Joseph revealed that they both died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

Police had said they were confronted with a “distressing scene” as they entered the property following a call from a concerned member of the family.

Lisa’s family said that a number of people in the Boston area may remember her, and are keen to try to inform as many friends and former colleagues.