A teenager whose mother and young brother were stabbed to death at the family home has visited the scene to pay tribute to them.

Lydia Wilkinson laid flowers and read scores of cards left by friends and neighbours of her mother, 50-year-old Tracey, and 13-year-old brother Pierce.

They were attacked at their house in Stourbridge, West Midlands, on Thursday.

Lydia Wilkinson at her family home in Stourbridge

Image: Ms Wilkinson viewed scores of tributes left by friends and neighbours

A 23-year-old homeless man whom the family helped in the past, Aaron Barley, has been accused of their murder.

Ms Wilkinson, an 18-year-old student at Bristol University, was accompanied by her boyfriend as she visited the scene, where a police tent remains outside the house.

In a statement, the family said it was “devastated” by the loss of Mrs Wilkinson and Pierce.

Sky sources say the victims are Piers Wilkinson and Tracey Wilkinson

Image: Pierce Wilkinson, 13, and Tracey Wilkinson, 50

“They were extremely loved by all of their family and friends.

“Pierce was a fun-loving, friendly and happy boy, who loved computer games and made everyone smile.

“Tracey was loving, caring and a wonderful mother and daughter. Always putting others before herself.”

The statement said that, while Barley had never lived with the family, he had been assisted by them in the past 12 months.

Barley is due to appear in Birmingham’s Crown Court on Monday.

Lydia Wilkinson at her family home in Stourbridge

Image: Ms Wilkinson was comforted by her boyfriend

He is accused of the murders of Mrs Wilkinson and Pierce as well as of the attempted murder of Mrs Wilkinson’s husband Peter, who was injured and remains in hospital in a serious condition.