Police chief says arrested man knew murder victims

Paramedics and air ambulance raced to the scene to save the woman and her unborn baby

They were both uninjured.

Sources close to the investigation told Sun Online the pregnant woman's ex-partner shot her and her new lover.

A mother and daughter have been shot dead at their home by a gunman known to the family, sparking a frantic murder hunt by armed police in a quiet seaside town.

Armed police have been spotted leaving their vehicles and entering a black auto which had parked on a nearby kerb, with shouts coming from nearby.

White-suited forensic officers were seen gathering evidence at the railway underpass until 2am yesterday morning and armed police were turning away traffic until shortly before 5pm yesterday, when the road was reopened.

Speaking at a press conference this afternoon, Ch Sup Jason Taylor confirmed the arrested man was known to the victims. Have we got eyes on, ' the armed coppers in protective were yelling, according to Emma, who lives just off Bexhill Road.

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Firearms officers were able to lead two other women from the house to safety and they were taken to hospital, Sussex Police said.

'They are being supported by specially trained officers.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder two hours later and remains in custody.

"Officers and staff from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team are leading the investigation and are being supported by local policing teams".

Hastings Police said: "Any residents who were moved from their homes in connection with the shooting incident in Bexhill Road, St Leonards, this evening can now return home unless otherwise directed by police".

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