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15.06.23 – Local Woman charged with murder,Pavilion Set Fire in Middleport, Covid Vaccination Reminder

Written by on 14 June 2023

A woman has been charged with murder after two children died in Stoke-On-Trent at the weekend.

Veronique John, aged 49, from Stoke-on-Trent, has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
This is after Ethan and Elizabeth John (aged 11 and seven) died at a house in Flax Street and a man was stabbed in Campbell Street on Sunday (11 June).
The cause of death of both children will be a matter for an inquest in due course.
She will appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre today.


Police are appealing for information after a pavilion was set on fire at a park in Middleport.

Officers were called to a park on Navigation Street at just before 11.40 on Monday night, and arrival, the pavilion was well alight.

The fire was extinguished by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue and the cause was deemed to be deliberate.

Police are reviewing CCTV of the area at the time of the fire.  If you were in the area and have any information that could help with the investigation, contact them through Live Chat on, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 1047 of 12 June.


Eligible Staffordshire residents are being encouraged to get their Covid vaccinations before the offer ends on 30 June.   Since its launch, the Covid-19 vaccination programme has vaccinated more than 1.8 million people in Staffordshire. Anyone who has not yet come forward for their spring booster, or first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, are being encouraged to get their jabs before the offer ends on Friday 30 June.

Those eligible for a spring booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine include people aged 75 or above, residents in care homes and those aged five and above with a weakened immune system. People can get their Covid vaccine by booking an appointment online via the National Booking Service, the NHS App, calling 119 or by attending a local walk-in clinic where no prior booking is needed.