Bootle Murders: Warning As Police Hunt For Man

Bootle Murders: Warning As Police Hunt For Man

Police investigating the murders of a mother and daughter are searching for one of their relatives - but warn the public "should not approach him".

Detectives have said they "urgently" need to speak to Peter Fox, after the bodies of the two women were found in separate addresses on Merseyside.

His mother, Bernadette, and sister, Sarah, have been named as the victims.

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."

Police believe Mr Fox may have travelled to London, and have urged the public not to approach him.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Rooney said: "We are currently trying to trace Peter Fox, the son of Bernadette, as he could have information which could assist with our investigation.

"I would appeal to Peter to come forward so that we can speak to him following the murders of his mother and sister.

"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.

"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."

:: Anyone with information regarding the murders of Bernadette and Sarah Fox can contact the Major Incident Room on 0151 777 3802/3938, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.