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Bootle Murders: Suspect May Be In London

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Published: 08:02 GMT, Apr 19, 2015 |
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The man wanted in connection with the killing of his mother and sister may have travelled to London, police have warned. Detectives have said they “urgently” need to speak to Peter Fox, 26, after the bodies of the two women were found at separate addresses in Bootle, Merseyside. His mother, Bernadette, 57, and sister, Sarah, 27, have been named as the victims. “I would appeal to Peter to come forward so that we can speak to him following the murders of his mother and sister, “Detective Chief Inspector Dave Rooney said.

“We believe that Peter could possibly be in the London area and are working with the Metropolitan Police to try and find him.” Police have said the public “should not approach him” if they come across him. “I would also ask the public to help us find Peter as we need to speak to him urgently in relation to the two murders,” the detective chief inspector said. “I would stress to the public that if they do see Peter Fox, they should not approach him. We would urge anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the police on 999.” According to Merseyside police, Mrs Fox’s body was found at an address in Brookhill Road, Bootle, at 4am on Friday. She is understood to have died of asphyxiation.

Her daughter, whose body was discovered at a property in Worcester Road, Bootle, at around 9.15pm on Thursday, had been stabbed repeatedly.  A spokesman for the Fox family said in a statement they are “still trying to come to terms” with the loss of their relatives. “We are absolutely devastated following the loss of Bernadette and Sarah and are still trying to come to terms with what has happened to them both. “Bernadette, who was a mother of three and grandmother of three, was a very outgoing and lovely person who wouldn’t harm anyone.

“In fact she only ever had nice things to say about people. She was so caring and would help anyone. “And Sarah was loved by her family and well-liked by her friends and neighbours. She was a fantastic aunty and was a cheeky, bubbly and outgoing person who loved her dog. “They will both be greatly missed.” Fox is described as white, between 5ft 2in and 5ft 5in and of slight build. He is said to have short, dark hair – no longer shaved – and brown eyes. He speaks with a Liverpool accent.