Murder appeal man spotted in France
A man police want to speak to in connection with the murder of a mother and daughter has been spotted in France.
Avon lady Angela Holgate, 54, and her 75-year-old mother Alice Huyton were found by a relative at Mrs Holgate's home near Southport, Merseyside, on Saturday evening.
Police said Mrs Holgate's lodger, 51-year-old Barry Morrow, was seen in Calais that evening after apparently driving there in Mrs Holgate's white Citroen, with the registration PN11 RWK.
He was seen at 7.20pm on Saturday after he caught the ferry. It is thought he may be travelling to Spain.
Chief Superintendent Nikki Holland, area commander for Sefton, said: "We want him to return to England to speak to us and tell us everything he knows."
Post-mortem examinations carried out during the night have confirmed both victims died from asphyxiation.
Police sources confirmed that Mr Morrow was "known to the police" and it is also understood that he pleaded guilty last year to assaulting a Southport woman. The victim was neither Mrs Holgate nor her mother.
Mrs Huyton was last seen on Friday evening when she left her home in Southport to visit her daughter. Divorced Mrs Holgate, the mother of two adult daughters, had been ill and had not been seen out of the house for the previous week.
Mrs Holgate's son-in-law went to the property on Saturday when nothing was heard from the women and the bodies were found.
Police said the two women were found together but would not say where in the house they were found. They confirmed that the "indication" from the post-mortem examinations was that Mrs Holgate died before her mother, but it has not been established how long before.