A 21-YEAR-OLD man is due to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court today charged with murdering his wife and mother-in-law.

Ensar Gol, of Ireton Court in Thame, is charged with killing 28-year-old Michala Gol and Julie Sahin, 50.

Police believe the two women were stabbed to death at the family’s home in Ireton Court in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Mourners were yesterday laying flowers at the scene in the quiet street, which was last night still closed off by police.

Gol is also charged with one count of attempted murder.

A 19-year-old woman was also injured in the incident and was last night recovering at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Gol was arrested in the market town’s High Street shortly after the attack and has been in custody at Abingdon Police Station.

He will appear before Oxford Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Landlord Mark Field told the Oxford Mail a family of six lived at the three-bedroom terrace house.

They are understood to be Julie and Mehmet Sahin, Michala and Ensar Gol and two young children.

He said Julie and her daughter had lived in the home for more than a year.

It is understood Mr Gol had only recently married Michala.

Post-mortem examinations on the two victims were due to be carried out yesterday afternoon and their identities have not been formally released.

Town mayor David Bretherton said the deaths had shaken the town.

He said: “People are obviously shocked and I am absolutely amazed that something as horrific as this could go on in our town.”

Senior Investigating Officer Det Chief Insp Joe Kidman yesterday said: “At this time it appears that all parties are known to each other and we are not seeking anyone else in connection with this case.

“I have a team of detectives working hard to establish the full circumstances of this incident and what led to the tragic deaths of these two women.

“We are grateful to members of the public who have come forward and provided us with information and we would ask others who can assist us with our investigation to make contact.”

Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Louise Chitty said: “The defendant, who is known to his victims, was arrested by officers shortly afterwards and will appear in court.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0845 8 505 505 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.