Solicitor acting for wanted man
Solicitors are acting for a man police want to speak to following the murders of a mother and daughter.
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 want to speak to her lodger, 51-year-old Barry Morrow, who has been spotted in France.
Keith Rennison, of Donald, Race and Newton solicitors of Burnley, Lancs, confirmed that they had been contacted and instructed to act for Mr Morrow.
He would not discuss whether they had had any contact with the police.
A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "The investigation is ongoing."
Post-mortem examinations have revealed that both women died from asphyxiation.
Mrs Huyton had been married to her husband Jim for 55 years, with Angela their only daughter.
Mr Morrow was last seen in Calais at 7.20pm on Saturday, after apparently catching a ferry across the Channel with Mrs Holgate's white Citroen, registration PN11 RWK. There have been reports that he could be heading for Spain.
Sources have confirmed he was "known to the police". It is understood he pleaded guilty last year to assaulting a woman from Southport. The victim was neither Mrs Holgate nor her mother.