PICTURED: Woman found murdered in house after male suspect was killed in car crash

PICTURED: Woman found murdered in house after male suspect was killed in car crash while being chased by police as he ‘fled the scene’

  • Police were called to Beverley house in early hours of Monday morning after call
  • The body of Becci Rees-Hughes was found at the scene but suspect was missing
  • His car was seen on a road and pursued by police but crashed into a van
  • Driver was killed at the scene with police referring themselves to watchdog
  • Understood driver was suspect in investigation and police hunting no-one else 
  • Do you know what has happened? E-mail: [email protected] 

A woman found murdered in her £120,000 home before her suspected killer died in a car crash while being chased by police has been named.

Humberside Police say Becci Rees-Hughes was discovered in her Beverley property at around 6am on Monday.

Thirty minutes later a man detectives were trying to trace in connection with the murder was spotted in a car and chased by the force.

He crashed into a transit van, dying instantly at the scene.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Curtis said: ‘Our thoughts are with Becci’s family at this very difficult time.

‘Whilst our investigations are continuing into Becci’s murder, at this time, we do not believe we are looking for anyone else in connection with her death.

Becci Rees-Hughes was discovered in her Beverley property at around 6am on Monday

Becci Rees-Hughes was discovered in her Beverley property at around 6am on Monday

Police were called to Beverley house in early hours of Monday morning after call to 999

Police were called to Beverley house in early hours of Monday morning after call to 999

Suspect's car was then in a collision with another vehicle, a Ford Transit van, at around 6.30am

Suspect’s car was then in a collision with another vehicle, a Ford Transit van, at around 6.30am

‘A Post-Mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death in the coming days.’  

Humberside Police force said it had referred itself to the police watchdog over the ‘short pursuit’ before the crash at around 6.30am on Monday.

Officers were called to a property in Beverley, in the early hours of Monday, where officers found a woman’s body after they received reports of concern for the woman.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Curtis said yesterday: ‘As part of our inquiries, a man was reported to have left the address in Beverley in a Volkswagen Polo at around 6am.

Humberside Police at the scene of the murder of a women in Beverley doing door to door

Humberside Police at the scene of the murder of a women in Beverley doing door to door

A forensics officer in protective gear leaves  cordon after visiting the crime scene yesterday

A forensics officer in protective gear leaves  cordon after visiting the crime scene yesterday

Forensic teams appeared to be working hard in the property as the crime was investigated

Forensic teams appeared to be working hard in the property as the crime was investigated

Humberside Police at the scene of the crash after the murdered woman was found in Beverley

Humberside Police at the scene of the crash after the murdered woman was found in Beverley

‘The car was later seen by police officers on the B1230 between Seaton and Hornsea and a short police pursuit ensured.

‘The Polo was then in a collision with another vehicle, a Ford Transit van, at around 6.30am.

‘The driver of the Polo was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘The man driving the Ford Transit van was taken to hospital with serious and potentially life-changing injuries and remains in hospital at this time.

‘As there was a police pursuit, the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct to be independently reviewed.

‘The woman’s family have been informed of her death and the investigation into her murder and are being provided support by specially trained officers.

‘The man’s family have also been informed of his death and specially trained officers are in contact with them offering support.’

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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