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Liverpool's Derry Mathews wins WBA lightweight title

Derry Mathews celebrates his victory Credit: PA

Derry Mathews has won the interim WBA lightweight title after being handed a unanimous points decision over Tony Luis in Liverpool.

Mathews saw Richar Abril twice pull out of a fight due to illness to be stripped of the belt and just this week replacement Ismael Barroso was forced to pull out after failing to obtain a visa.

Luis was drafted in at the last minute and while the Canadian will have won a lot of fans with his relentless style, he did not win over the judges and Mathews was handed a 114-112, 114-112, 115-112 decision.

Bootle murders suspect spotted on CCTV

Peter Fox spotted on CCTV at Lime Street Station Credit: Merseyside Police

A man suspected of murdering his mother and sister in Bootle, has been spotted on CCTV at two train stations.

Police have released images of Peter Fox, which show him at Liverpool Lime Street and at London Euston.

Fox is the subject of a nationwide manhunt after Bernadette Fox, 57, and Sarah Fox, 27, were found dead.

Fox was seen almost three hours later at Euston Station in London Credit: Merseyside Police

These pictures were captured on Wednesday evening. The bodies of his mother and sister were discovered over the next 48 hours. Bernadette had been asphyxiated. Sarah had been stabbed.

Detectives across the country are trying to find Fox. They are warning the public not to approach him, but to call 999 if he is seen.

The public are warned not to approach Peter Fox Credit: Merseyside Police


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Murdered family member 'may have travelled to London'

A man wanted in connection with the murders of his mother and sister may have travelled to London from Merseyside, police believe.

Detectives say Peter Fox, 26, should not be approached by members of the public.

I would appeal to Peter to come forward so that we can speak to him following the murders of his mother and sister. We believe that Peter could possibly be in the London area and are working with the Metropolitan Police to try and find him."

– Dave Rooney, Detective Chief Inspector, Merseyside Police

Fox is described as white, between 5ft 2in and 5ft 5in and of slight build with short, dark hair - no longer shaved - and brown eyes. He speaks with a Liverpool accent.

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Family of murdered mother and daughter 'devastated'

Bernadette Fox, left, and daughter Sarah, right, were both found dead at addresses in Bootle. Credit: PA

The family of Bernadette and Sarah Fox, a mother and daughter murdered in Bootle, Merseyside, today said they are "absolutely devastated" at their loss.

In a statement issued through police, a spokesman for the Fox family said they were still "trying to come to terms with what has happened to them both" and urged anyone with information about the incident to contact police.

It added: "Bernadette, who was a mother of three and grandmother of three, was a very outgoing and lovely person who wouldn't harm anyone. In fact she only ever had nice things to say about people. She was so caring and would help anyone.

"And Sarah was loved by her family and well-liked by her friends and neighbours. She was a fantastic aunty and was a cheeky, bubbly and outgoing person who loved her dog. They will both be greatly missed."

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