Crosspool man charged with the murders of a woman and her mother in Shirebrook

A Crosspool man has been charged with the murders of two women at a house in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.

Christopher Whelan (20) will appear at Chesterfield Justice Centre today, charged with the murders of Julie Hill and her mother Rose Hill at a house in Station Road on Thursday, February 25.

Police and paramedics were called to the house at about 10.10pm on Friday, February 26. The bodies were found inside.

Ms Hill (51) lived at the address while her 75-year-old mother lived in Sheffield. Mr Whelan, of Dransfield Road, Sheffield, was arrested the day after the discovery.

Ms Hill’s dog, thought to be a terrier, is missing from the house.

Anyone with information, or anyone who knows the whereabouts of the dog, should call police on 101, quoting incident number 728 of February 26, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Derbyshire Constabulary appeal

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