Woman is found murdered and male suspect dies in police chase crash

Woman is found murdered at house and male suspect dies in car crash while being chased by police ‘after fleeing the scene’

  • Police were called to Beverley house in early hours of Monday morning after call
  • Found woman’s body inside and discovered a man fled address by car at 6am
  • The 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 
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A murder suspect has been killed after crashing his car as he was chased by police probing the death of a woman in her home. 

Humberside Police force said it had referred itself to the police watchdog as there had been a ‘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: ‘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 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.

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

‘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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