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Mum and daughter Derbyshire murder accused in court

Police at house in Station Road, 28 February
Image caption Christopher Whelan, 20, has appeared in court charged with the murders of Julie Hill and her mother Rose Hill

A man charged with the murders of a woman and her mother has appeared in court.

The bodies of Julie Hill, 51, and her mother Rose, 75, were discovered at a house in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, at 22:10 GMT on Friday.

Christopher Whelan, 20, appeared before magistrates at Chesterfield Justice Centre on Tuesday charged with their murders.

He was remanded to appear again at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday.

Mr Whelan, of Dransfield Road, Sheffield, was detained the day after the women's bodies were found by police and paramedics.

Officers said Julie Hill lived at the address in Station Road, while her mother lived in Sheffield.

Police say they are trying to find a dog missing from the property.

Image caption Shirebrook is close to the border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

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