Died 16th March 2018

Michelle Whitbread and her mother Heather were shot dead in their home in Bexhill Road, St Leonards, East Sussex on 16th March 2018.

Two other women on the premises, one in her eighties and the other pregnant, were led to safety by Sussex Police.

A 35-year-old man, known to the victims, was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody. A firearm was recovered.

Members of the victims’ family made the following statement:

“Heather and Michelle were both beautiful people that filled our family with laughter. They were both special, generous and kind people who loved life, but most of all their family. They will both be sorely missed leaving a gap that can never be filled.“