Police Announce Arrest of Murder Suspect Alexander Carr in London

Late last night Northumbria Police announced that they had arrested wanted murder suspect Alexander Carr in London.

Carr, the subject of a month or so long manhunt, was charged with the killing of Pallion resident Michelle Hanson, 47, who was found dead in her home with stab wounds in November.

However, instead of handing himself in, Carr, who was at the time studying at the University of Sunderland attempted to outwit the police and subsequently fled the city.

Armed police searched a number of locations throughout the region, including in Newcastle and Morpeth, to no avail.

The hunt lead to an emotional appeal from the victim’s family, who sought justice for their beloved Michelle. Funds were subsequently raised to support her funeral.

But thankfully, on December 21st, Carr was finally arrested far from Sunderland, having escaped to London. The circumstances of his arrest are not known.

Senior Investigating Officer on the case, Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Barr, said in a press release: “First and foremost, our thoughts continue to be with Michelle’s family at this devastating time and our specially-trained officers will continue to support them in any way we can.

“Her family deserve answers and we are committed to finding out what has happened and bringing anyone involved to justice.”

He added: “We would like to thank the public for their assistance so far and would ask anybody who has any information who hasn’t already come forward to contact police.

“We would also ask that people avoid any speculation that could jeopardise the ongoing investigation.”