UPDATE: Man charged with murders of woman and her mother

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

Monday, 29th February 2016, 9:39 pm
Updated Monday, 29th February 2016, 9:46 pm
Police outside the house on Station Road where the women's bodies where discovered

Christopher Whelan (20) will appear at Chesterfield magistrates’ court on Tuesday charged with the murders of Julie Hill and her mother Rose Hill at a house on Station Road on Thursday, February 25.

The bodies of the two women were discovered inside the property after police and paramedics were called there at around 10.10pm on Friday, February 26.

Ms Hill (51) lived at the address while her 75-year-old mother lived in Sheffield.

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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 contact police on 101, quoting incident number 728 of February 26, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.