More time to quiz man over mother and daughter murders
Detectives were today granted an extra 36 hours to question a 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a mother and her eight-month-old daughter.
Magistrates granted the extra time at 9.30am to Hampshire police to interview the suspect, who is believed to be Anthony Marsh, the partner of the dead woman and the baby's father.
He was detained in Fareham, Hampshire, on Monday after police named Mr Marsh as the prime suspect but would not confirm the identity of the arrested man.
The arrest followed the discovery of the bodies of Stephanie Bellinger, 24, and her daughter, Lili, in Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, on Saturday morning.
A post-mortem examination found Miss Bellinger died from multiple stab wounds.
Her family released a statement through police, which read: "Stephanie was a fun-loving free spirit who was always happy and smiling. Stephanie was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt and mother."
It went on: "Lili was a bouncing, happy little baby who was a delight to be with, a little chatterbox who brought joy to our lives.
"There are no words to describe how we, as a family, are all feeling. We now have a huge hole in our lives which we have to try and come to terms with."
Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
How China's richest man Li Hejun lost $15bn in an hour - and made a fortune
Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Snoop Dogg on why he doesn't regret displaying misogyny towards women
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
- 1 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 A politically correct lefty goes to see Top Gear live – you'll probably believe what happened next
- 4 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says