Two murder victims found in separate locations as man hunted by police

A man and woman whose deaths in Westminster sparked a double murder investigation have been named and pictured.

Scotland Yard has identified them as 59-year-old Clinton Ashmore and 45-year-old Sharon Pickles.

It has been confirmed both Sharon and Clinton died as a result of an “incised wound” to the neck.

Officers were called at 9.30pm last Thursday to an address in Ashbridge Street where they found Ms Pickles, who had suffered a knife injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.

At 2.15am on Friday police were called to an address in nearby Jerome Crescent after reports of a stabbing. There they found Mr Clinton, who was also pronounced dead at the scene.

The Met said in a statement the two incidents are being treated as linked.

On Friday, detectives issued an appeal for information about 49-year-old Lee Peacock who they wanted to locate and speak to about the murders.

He has not yet been found.

Detective Superintendent Luke Marks, of the Specialist Crime Command, said on Monday:”I am appealing today for information about the whereabouts of 49-year-old Lee Peacock, who we need to speak to urgently about the murders of two people in Westminster.