Mum was 'murdered' in front of two young children before man 'who left scene' died in police chase | The Sun
A MUM was killed in front of two young children before a man died in a car crash while being chased by cops after leaving the scene.
Police were called to Beverley, East Yorks, on Sunday morning following concerns over Becci Rees-Hughes' welfare.
Horrified neighbours told how her partner's two young children were at the house at the time.
A short time later, a man left the home in a Volkswagen Polo and was seen by police officers on the B1230 between Seaton and Hornsea.
After they gave chase, he crashed into a Ford Transit van and was declared dead at the scene.
The van driver was rushed to hospital with serious and potentially life-changing injuries.
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Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances around Becci's death and are treating it as murder.
They said the incident was "isolated" and confirmed they are not looking for any other suspects.
Locals have now expressed their shock at fitness fanatic Becci's killing.
One said: "My mum saw out at the window at about half six in the morning someone getting carried away on a stretcher.
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“There was two small children there, one with a stuffed animal."
Police confirmed a post mortem will take place in due course to establish a cause of death.
The force has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Curtis said: “Our thoughts are with Becci’s family at this very difficult time.
"Whilst our investigations are continuing into Becci’s murder, at this time, we do not believe we are looking for anyone else in connection with her death."
Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting log 66 of 25 July 2022.
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