Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stephen Farrow arrested over Betty Yates murder as well as the Murder of Reverend John Suddards

A man arrested over the death of a vicar in South Gloucestershire is being questioned over the murder of a pensioner in Worcestershire.

Betty Yates, 77, was found stabbed at her cottage near Bewdley last month.

The Reverend John Suddards, 59, was found at his vicarage at St Mary's Church, Thornbury, on Tuesday.

Stephen Farrow, 47, was arrested in Folkestone, Kent, earlier over the killing of Mr Suddards. He was later arrested over Mrs Yates's death.

Police had launched a nationwide appeal for Mr Farrow on Saturday.

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He was arrested in Folkestone by Kent Police at about 04:20 GMT on Sunday by officers acting on a tip-off from the public.

West Mercia Police said they had "formally linked" the two murders. Read More