The family of Alan Grayson, 85, who died after suffering stab wounds at a property in Orgreave Lane, Sheffield on Thursday 13 September, have today released a statement.
They said: “We are devastated by what has happened. Our parents were a loving happy couple who worked hard all their lives and were enjoying a long happy retirement.
“They were very proud of their children and grandchildren, always encouraging and supporting us in our lives and careers.
“They abhorred violence and raised us accordingly, never once raising a hand to us or each other. Which makes what has happened impossible to comprehend.
“We have no doubt dad would want mum to be treated with care and compassion, and receive medical attention to come to terms with this tragedy. We are working with the police who are being very supportive, and would like to thank our family support officer.
“We ask that the family are given privacy to grieve for our dad and to support our mum and each other through the most difficult period of our lives.”
Marjorie Grayson, 83, of Orgreave Lane, is charged with murder. She appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today (Tuesday 18 September) where she was remanded into custody to appear before court at a later date.
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