Mother makes tearful plea to missing suspect
Published 01/03/2010 | 05:00
The mother of a missing man suspected of murdering his girlfriend and baby daughter collapsed in tears yesterday as she made an appeal for him to come forward.
Anthony Marsh (21) has not been seen since Saturday morning, when the bodies of Stephanie Bellinger and eight-month-old Lily were found at their home in Totton, near Southampton in the UK.
A relative of Ms Bellinger (24) made the grim discovery just before 9am. It is thought the mother and her child were stabbed to death.
Detective Constable John Woodward addressed Mr Marsh on behalf of his mother Wendy Marsh, who was visibly trembling, saying: "Anthony, if you are watching or if you read or hear this please understand that all your family are very concerned about you.
"They are here to support you in any way they can. It is pointless to run away or hide.
"Whatever has happened, you must now hand yourself into the police or phone them and tell them where you are.
"Please Anthony, for the sake of all the family."