Newhaven murders: Heartbreaking last post by dad-of-four, 33, before he was killed with wife, 30, as man, 64, charged | The Sun

A DAD-of-four murdered alongside his wife made a heartbreaking final Facebook post to his daughter weeks before he died.

Josh Bashford, 33, and wife Chloe, 30, were discovered at a property in Newhaven, East Sussex, at around 7pm on Friday.

Derek Martin, also known as Derek Glenn, 64, from Brighton, Sussex, has now been charged with the pair's murder at Newhaven Cemetary on Lewes Road.

Police say Derek was known to the pair.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

In his final post on Facebook on April 30, Josh shared two pictures of him and his daughter together.

Read More UK news

‘Funny and loving’ mum and dad to 4 children found dead as family pay tribute

8 teens held for murder after boy, 16, knifed at ‘party with 200 guests’

He captioned the touching post: "10 years fly by…"

Details of the double murder are yet to be revealed by cops as they continue their investigation, with a post-mortem scheduled for next week.

Tributes have since poured in to the "funny and loving" couple, who shared two boys and two girls together.

They were remembered as the "most amazing parents" as loved-ones promised their children will be "supported, loved and looked after".

Most read in The Sun


Our once-thriving town is now a ghetto where sex is sold openly from cars


Holly Willoughby's changed and I don't know her anymore, says Jason Gardiner


Channel 4 'bloodbath' as FOUR huge TV shows AXED


The Saturdays singer splits from long-term partner after 'growing apart'

Chloe's niece Georgie Last said in an emotional statement: "My beautiful Auntie and Uncle.

"Words can not begin to explain the pain we are all feeling right now. Never did we think we would experience heartbreak and pain like this.

"The most funny and loving pair, you loved each other so much it was just amazing to see what true love looked like.

"You were the most amazing parents to four beautiful, intelligent, and loving children.

"We will all do everything to make sure they are supported, loved, and looked after.

"We all love you so much, forever and always in our hearts."

Chloe's brothers, Stephen and Simon Glenn, also took to social media to mourn their loss.

Stephen wrote: "Not sure how to process this pain and empty feeling in our hearts and with a constant stream of tears in our eyes, but for now we sadly have to say goodbye to our baby sister and her husband.

"Taken cruelly from us far too young leaving 4 beautiful children behind.

"Chloe and Josh we didn’t always see eye to eye but you was and will always be our baby sister, we will miss you dearly and you will be forever in our thoughts and prayers RIP."

Meanwhile, Simon posted: "Still does not feel real, just can’t process it. My baby sister Chloe taken from us way too soon. such a gentle soul. Always let me know I was her big bro.

"Sis I will miss you so much, your be forever in my heart. Fly high baby sis. I love you so much, until we meet again."

He also added a tribute to Josh, saying he will be "forever in my heart".

Jason Godden, Chloe's dad, posted two photos of the couple on Facebook with several love hearts as a caption as he paid a heart-rending tribite.

Friends and loved ones commented on the post, "sending love" and offering condolences.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: "Officers were called to the property shortly after 7pm on Friday 9 June, where the bodies of 33-year-old Josh Bashford and 30-year-old Chloe Bashford were discovered.

"Derek Martin, also known as Derek Glenn, 64, of Moulsecoomb Way, Brighton, was arrested in connection with the incident and has been charged with two counts of murder.

"He was known to the victims.

"The families of Josh and Chloe have expressed they do not wish to add any further information at this time, and we urge the press and public to respect their right to privacy."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sussex Police on 101.

Read more on The Sun

Danniella Westbrook glams up and shows off real face after surgery on night out

Urgent warning to dog owners over common household item that could kill your pet

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: Read Full Article