Police arrest lodger sought over murders

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A LODGER wanted in connection with the murders of his landlady and her mother was arrested yesterday, sources 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 confirmed that he had been arrested in the UK.

Avon lady Angela Holgate and her mother were found by a relative at Mrs Holgate’s home on Saturday evening.

Post-mortem examinations have shown that both women died from asphyxiation.

Mrs Huyton had been married to her husband Jim for 55 years, with Angela their only daughter.

Mrs Huyton’s son John – brother to Mrs Holgate – said the family was “bewildered and devastated at the loss of two very special people”.