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Devon mum and baby found dead: Address in Norwich investigated in assumed murder and suicide

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: August 17, 2014

  • Angel Hudson and son.


IT has been revealed that a Devon mum and baby son whose bodies were discovered in a house in Lancashire on Wednesday were traced to an address in Norwich eight months before they were found dead.

Mum Angel Hudson and her one-year-old son went missing from their home in Teignmouth, police are working on the assumption that it was a murder and suicide.

Officers have launched a murder probe but say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

A missing person inquiry was launched in October 2013 after Angel and her son Arthur Hudson-Cardy had not been seen at their Teignmouth home for months.

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But officers from Devon say they were found safe and well in December and the missing person case was closed.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said: "They were traced to an address on Norwich in December 2013 and our involvement with them finished. Any welfare issues would have been taken on by police in Norwich."

But they did not stay in Norwich for long.

Neighbours in Euxton, Chorley, where the bodies were found, say Angel moved in with her young son in January but she was known in the area as Katie or Sam.

It is understood the house where the pair died was owned by Miss Hudson's great aunt Mary Linley. Neighbours said Miss Linley, who died a spinster, often spoke of her grand niece Katie.

Neighbour Christine Thom was reported as saying: "I always knew her as Sam or Samantha and her little boy was called Arthur. She was very nice and she would come over on occasions.

"She only moved in in January when Mary died. I had been looking after Mary because she was poorly."

"She seemed very happy, very confident and knew what she wanted. She didn’t give the appearance of being scared of anything. The garden was beautiful. She was having it landscaped. She had all the plans for the back garden. I knew nothing about her. The car would always go straight back in the garage."

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