A lodger wanted in connection with the murders of his landlady and her mother has been arrested, sources have confirmed.
Barry Morrow, 51, had not been seen since Saturday December 3, when the strangled bodies of Angela Holgate, 54, and her 75-year-old mother Alice Huyton were found at Mrs Holgate's home near Southport, Merseyside.
Police launched a Europe-wide manhunt for Morrow after he was spotted in France.
Police sources today confirmed that he has been arrested in the UK.
A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: "Merseyside Police have arrested a 51-year-old man from Southport on suspicion of the murder of Alice Huyton and Angela Holgate in Fairhaven Road, Southport.
"He will be questioned by detectives."