The first picture of an elderly couple murdered in their home just before Christmas has been released by their devastated family.
John and Beverley Taylor (née Bernard), both 66, were found dead in their home in Skipton, North Yorkshire, on 21 December, leaving relatives devastated.
Police arrested David Michael Taylor, 35, at the scene in Regent Crescent.
He appeared before magistrates in York on 22 December charged with murder.
A picture of the couple has now been released by their grieving family, through police.
Speaking on behalf of the family, police said they wanted to thank friends and the local community for their support.
They said: "The family of John and Beverley Taylor (née Bernard), both aged 66, would ask through this devastating time they be allowed their privacy.
"They would like to thank all the friends and the community of Skipton for all their support and messages of comfort. Thank you."
Neighbours paid tribute to the couple following the discovery of the bodies.
One, who said they had lived nearby for many years, said: "We weren't in one another's homes, but we were on friendly terms and the news has left me very shaken.
"I was unable to sleep last night thinking of them. I honestly can't believe what has happened."
Another said: "It is so very sad and so very shocking... they were always pleasant and it has left everyone in deep shock to think something so tragic could have happened within a family in Skipton."
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