Murder probe launched after death of mother and toddler

Angel Hudson with her son Arthur-Hudson-Cardy.

Angel Hudson with her son Arthur-Hudson-Cardy.

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A MURDER investigation has been launched into the death of a former Southampton student and her toddler son.

Angel Hudson is believed to have taken her own life and that of her 22-month-old son Arthur Hudson-Cardy, with police leading the inquiry confirming they are not looking for anyone else.

The 26-year-old was a former student at Southampton Solent University, where she studied photography and played an active role in the student union.

The alarm was raised by neighbours at Ms Hudson’s Lancashire home when they become concerned that the blinds had not been opened and that they had not seen the family for a couple of days.

When they spotted the car in the garage, they called Angel’s dad, Chris Howe, who told them to call the police when his attempts to get his daughter on the phone failed.

It is not yet clear how the two died, but post-mortems have been carried out and detectives are awaiting results. However, police confirmed that they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Paying tribute to his daughter, Mr Howe said: “Their short lives brought much laughter and joy to those who knew them.

“A truly special bond held mother and son together tightly and their pure love radiated from their beautiful smiles. Angel, a devoted, loving mother, and Arthur, a bright intelligent little boy, radiated happiness to all those they met.

“Their light continues to shine in our hearts and we hold them tightly as we wait to be together once more.”

It is understood that Angel, originally from the south-west, and her son moved to the house in Princess Way, Euxton, at the beginning of the year following the death of her great-aunt, who lived in the house previously.

A spokesman for Southampton Solent University also paid tribute to the former student.

They said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of former student Angel Hudson. During her time at the university she was an active member of the student community and was involved with the student union.”

Detective Superintendent Eddie Thistlethwaite, who has been leading the investigation since the bodies were found on Wednesday evening, said: “This is a tragic case.

“It is being treated as a murder inquiry, although we are not looking for anybody else in connection with this incident.”

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3:50pm Wed 20 Aug 14

IronLady2010 says...

How tragic, I can only assume she became depressed and could no longer cope with life.

Depression is a killer and often under estimated.

My heart goes out to the family and friends.

Love xxxxxxx
How tragic, I can only assume she became depressed and could no longer cope with life. Depression is a killer and often under estimated. My heart goes out to the family and friends. Love xxxxxxx IronLady2010
  • Score: 25

4:14pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Huey says...

Bit selfish killing your own kid an all that. Won't get to heaven like that
Bit selfish killing your own kid an all that. Won't get to heaven like that Huey
  • Score: -35

4:20pm Wed 20 Aug 14

IronLady2010 says...

Huey wrote:
Bit selfish killing your own kid an all that. Won't get to heaven like that
What an ignorant comment!

The state of mind of the mother must have been so bad she clearly couldn't see what she was doing.

As I said above Depression is a killer and very much ignored by the ignorant.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Bit selfish killing your own kid an all that. Won't get to heaven like that[/p][/quote]What an ignorant comment! The state of mind of the mother must have been so bad she clearly couldn't see what she was doing. As I said above Depression is a killer and very much ignored by the ignorant. IronLady2010
  • Score: 30

4:46pm Wed 20 Aug 14

mickey01 says...

If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ??
We all know the results so why waste time and money
If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ?? We all know the results so why waste time and money mickey01
  • Score: -21

6:38pm Wed 20 Aug 14

wow12345 says...

mickey01 wrote:
If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ??
We all know the results so why waste time and money
I agree! It is a waist!
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ?? We all know the results so why waste time and money[/p][/quote]I agree! It is a waist! wow12345
  • Score: -12

6:39pm Wed 20 Aug 14

wow12345 says...

wow12345 wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ??
We all know the results so why waste time and money
I agree! It is a waist!
I agree! It is a waist of Hampshire constabulary money and time! If there not looking for anyone then go help someone in need; go help those people who need the police more than just a worthless flipping investigation!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]wow12345[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ?? We all know the results so why waste time and money[/p][/quote]I agree! It is a waist![/p][/quote]I agree! It is a waist of Hampshire constabulary money and time! If there not looking for anyone then go help someone in need; go help those people who need the police more than just a worthless flipping investigation!!!!! wow12345
  • Score: -14

6:40pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Kirsty666 says...

So sad I hope they are both at peace xx
So sad I hope they are both at peace xx Kirsty666
  • Score: 9

6:50pm Wed 20 Aug 14

House Sparrow says...

wow12345 wrote:
wow12345 wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ??
We all know the results so why waste time and money
I agree! It is a waist!
I agree! It is a waist of Hampshire constabulary money and time! If there not looking for anyone then go help someone in need; go help those people who need the police more than just a worthless flipping investigation!!!!!
The investigation is being carried out by Lancashire Police. (and what the size of their trousers has to do with the investigation I have no idea!)
After a death caused by another person, an investigation has to take place, even if the perpetrator is already known.
[quote][p][bold]wow12345[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wow12345[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ?? We all know the results so why waste time and money[/p][/quote]I agree! It is a waist![/p][/quote]I agree! It is a waist of Hampshire constabulary money and time! If there not looking for anyone then go help someone in need; go help those people who need the police more than just a worthless flipping investigation!!!!![/p][/quote]The investigation is being carried out by Lancashire Police. (and what the size of their trousers has to do with the investigation I have no idea!) After a death caused by another person, an investigation has to take place, even if the perpetrator is already known. House Sparrow
  • Score: 16

6:52pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Lone Ranger. says...

wow12345 wrote:
wow12345 wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ??
We all know the results so why waste time and money
I agree! It is a waist!
I agree! It is a waist of Hampshire constabulary money and time! If there not looking for anyone then go help someone in need; go help those people who need the police more than just a worthless flipping investigation!!!!!
Do you really have any idea about this investigation or its process ...... No dont answert that ........ I think that we all know
.
You really are one prize idiot
[quote][p][bold]wow12345[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wow12345[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ?? We all know the results so why waste time and money[/p][/quote]I agree! It is a waist![/p][/quote]I agree! It is a waist of Hampshire constabulary money and time! If there not looking for anyone then go help someone in need; go help those people who need the police more than just a worthless flipping investigation!!!!![/p][/quote]Do you really have any idea about this investigation or its process ...... No dont answert that ........ I think that we all know . You really are one prize idiot Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 7

7:56pm Wed 20 Aug 14

CHIMPANZEE says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Huey wrote:
Bit selfish killing your own kid an all that. Won't get to heaven like that
What an ignorant comment!

The state of mind of the mother must have been so bad she clearly couldn't see what she was doing.

As I said above Depression is a killer and very much ignored by the ignorant.
Wholly agree. Depression is a killer and in this case of both mother and sweet baby. Demands greater concern of the community and NHS mental care specialists
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Bit selfish killing your own kid an all that. Won't get to heaven like that[/p][/quote]What an ignorant comment! The state of mind of the mother must have been so bad she clearly couldn't see what she was doing. As I said above Depression is a killer and very much ignored by the ignorant.[/p][/quote]Wholly agree. Depression is a killer and in this case of both mother and sweet baby. Demands greater concern of the community and NHS mental care specialists CHIMPANZEE
  • Score: 10

8:00pm Wed 20 Aug 14

CHIMPANZEE says...

wow12345 wrote:
wow12345 wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ??
We all know the results so why waste time and money
I agree! It is a waist!
I agree! It is a waist of Hampshire constabulary money and time! If there not looking for anyone then go help someone in need; go help those people who need the police more than just a worthless flipping investigation!!!!!
What a crude remark by WOW12345. The medics need to tackle depression as it can happen to any of us
[quote][p][bold]wow12345[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wow12345[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ?? We all know the results so why waste time and money[/p][/quote]I agree! It is a waist![/p][/quote]I agree! It is a waist of Hampshire constabulary money and time! If there not looking for anyone then go help someone in need; go help those people who need the police more than just a worthless flipping investigation!!!!![/p][/quote]What a crude remark by WOW12345. The medics need to tackle depression as it can happen to any of us CHIMPANZEE
  • Score: 4

8:08pm Wed 20 Aug 14

thesouth says...

wow12345 wrote:
wow12345 wrote:
mickey01 wrote:
If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ??
We all know the results so why waste time and money
I agree! It is a waist!
I agree! It is a waist of Hampshire constabulary money and time! If there not looking for anyone then go help someone in need; go help those people who need the police more than just a worthless flipping investigation!!!!!
Hahahaha people never seem to fail to entertain me with their stupidity
[quote][p][bold]wow12345[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wow12345[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: If they are not looking for anyone else then why have a murder investigation ?? We all know the results so why waste time and money[/p][/quote]I agree! It is a waist![/p][/quote]I agree! It is a waist of Hampshire constabulary money and time! If there not looking for anyone then go help someone in need; go help those people who need the police more than just a worthless flipping investigation!!!!![/p][/quote]Hahahaha people never seem to fail to entertain me with their stupidity thesouth
  • Score: 3

10:49am Thu 21 Aug 14

ocelot7 says...

Rest in piece A and little a, miss ya angel thought bout ya lots since I saw the first article, hope you and Arthur have found your peace now and don't have to run anymore

Sweet dreams angel and little dude
Rest in piece A and little a, miss ya angel thought bout ya lots since I saw the first article, hope you and Arthur have found your peace now and don't have to run anymore Sweet dreams angel and little dude ocelot7
  • Score: 5

7:18pm Sun 24 Aug 14

riverbanks says...

I feel terrible for those suffering with depressing that see this as the only way out, but I cant help but feel angry that she had to take the poor innocent child with her.
I feel terrible for those suffering with depressing that see this as the only way out, but I cant help but feel angry that she had to take the poor innocent child with her. riverbanks
  • Score: 0

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