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Peter Fox in court accused of murdering Bootle mother and sister

Bernadette Fox (left) and daughter Sarah Fox Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Bernadette Fox (left) and daughter Sarah Fox were both found dead in April 2015

A man accused of killing his mother and sister has appeared at Liverpool Crown Court charged with their murders.

The body of Bernadette Fox, 57, of Brookhill Road, Bootle, Merseyside, was found on 17 April 2015, the day after her daughter Sarah Fox, 27, was found dead at a nearby property.

Peter Fox, 26, was previously detained under the Mental Health Act.

He was further remanded to appear at the same court for a plea hearing on 4 April.

Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Mr Fox has been detained under the Mental Health Act

Mr Fox was arrested at London's Euston Station three days after his mother's body was found.

Post-mortem examinations found Ms Fox died from asphyxiation and her daughter was stabbed.

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