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Missing mum and toddler from Devon found dead in Lancashire

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: August 15, 2014

Angel Hudson and her son Arthur, who have been missing for several months

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A young mum and her baby son who went missing from their Devon home in October last year have been found dead in Chorlet, Lancashire after a suspected murder-suicide.

Angle Hudson went missing with her baby from her Teignmouth home in November 2013 and was believed to have moved to Spain.

It is thought that Angel, 26, known locally as Katie, killed toddler Arthur Hudson-Cardy and then took her own life at their home in Chorley, Lancashire.

Detective Superintendent Eddie Thistlethwaite, from Lancashire Constabulary, said: 'This is a tragic case.

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'It is being treated as a murder inquiry, although we are not looking for anybody else in connection with this incident.

'We are still in the very early stages of this investigation but we are conducting a number of inquiries in order to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the deaths.'

Post-mortem examinations are due to take place to establish the causes of death.

Police from Lancashire Constabulary were called to the semi-detached house just before 7pm yesterday, where their bodies were found inside.

Angel Hudson, 26, who was known locally as Katie was found dead alongside her son Arthur.

Detectives are treating the case as a murder inquiry but say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

In October 2013 Devon and Cornwall police appealed for information about the Devon mum and her toddler, who had been missing for several months.

It is believed the 25-year-old had left her Teignmouth home and may have moved to Spain with 17-month-old son Arthur Hudson-Cardy, but they have not been heard of by family since.

A police appeal described Angel and Arthur as medium risk missing people.

The police statement read: "Angel Hudson, aged 25, was last seen at her Teignmouth home a few months ago and has not made contact with family since.

"She appears to have left the area with her son 17-month-old Arthur Hudson-Cardy.

"Angel is described as 6ft tall with shoulder length dark straight hair. She often wears jeans with a brown, leather coat and either boots or Vans type trainers.

"Police would like Angel to make contact with them to ensure she and Arthur are both safe and well."

Floral tributes have been left outside the property where the bodies were found.

Next door neighbour Graham Aspinall, 57, told The Mail Online: 'I've never seen anything like this happen here before.

'She only moved in next door at the beginning of the year but she was always incredibly pleasant.

'She always had her little boy with her and I'd often see her going out an about. Builders came in to do some work when she first moved in and she sent me a card to apologise for the noise.

'She was always very considerate and seemed like a lovely lady.'

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