Becci Rees-Hughes murder: suspect killed in crash during chase

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Becci Rees-Hughes was found dead at a property in the early hours of Monday morning

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A man died in a car crash while being pursued by police investigating the murder of a woman believed to be his partner.

The police discovered the body of Becci Rees-Hughes at a Beverly property in the early hours of July 25 after reports of security concerns were received.

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A murder investigation was launched by Humberside Police after Becci was found at an address on Samman Road.

A man believed to be her partner left the address around 6am in a Volkswagen Polo and died half an hour later in a collision with a van on the A1035 between Seaton and Hornsea.

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The van driver is said to have suffered serious and “potentially life-changing” injuries and is in hospital.

“Our thoughts are with Becci’s family”

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Police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with her death.

The force said that because the incident was a police pursuit, it was referred to the Independent Bureau of Police Conduct (IOPC) for independent review.

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An autopsy will be carried out in the coming days to determine the cause of death.

Lead investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Curtis said: “Our thoughts are with Becci’s family at this very difficult time.

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“While our investigation into Becci’s murder continues, we do not believe at this time that we are looking for anyone else in connection with her death.”

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