THE family of two women who were found dead at their home have paid tribute to a loving and caring mother and daughter.

The funeral of Jean and Sarah Redfern was held on September 5 and Jean’s brother and sister-in-law have paid tribute to their sister and niece.

Jean’s brother said: "Our family are deeply affected by the sudden deaths of Jean and Sarah. They were private and well-respected members of the community as well as loving, caring and generous people."

Jean’s sister-in-law added: "Both Jean and Sarah were extremely thoughtful and shared a love of shopping and holidays in Whitby.

"They were both so welcoming and will be sadly missed by the whole family."

Peter Redfern, 70, Jean's husband and Sarah's father, was charged with two counts of murder at their home in Wath.

Postmortem results revealed that Jean died of asphyxiation and Sarah died from severe head injuries.