Police reveal calls from killer’s home

Police were called to the home of Peterlee shotgun killer Michael Atherton four times in just two years over domestic violence incidents, a spokesman said yesterday.

The taxi driver murdered his partner, Susan McGoldrick, her sister, Alison Turnbull, and her niece, Tanya Turnbull, before turning his shotgun on himself on New Year’s Eve.

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