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An ‘arrogant’ children’s cancer charity trustee is believed to have murdered his 22-year-old girlfriend before taking his own life in a suspected murder-suicide. 

Ben Green, 41, who neighbours say had a string of young girlfriends, was found dead alongside ‘beautiful’ marketing executive Maddie Durdant-Hollamby at his house in Kettering, Northamptonshire on Friday. 

Detectives have said they are treating Maddie’s death as murder and that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with their investigation. 

Maddie’s family said their ‘hearts are broken’, describing her as a ‘beautiful person both inside and out.’ 

Mr Green was a trustee of cancer charity Team Mikayla and also held the position of Marketing Director at Alumasc Water Management Solutions. 

In the wake of his death, neighbours have described him as ‘arrogant’ and said Maddie was the latest in a string of young girlfriends.

The neighbour, who lived next to Green for 18 months and did not want to be named, told the Sun: ‘He would have different women coming over a lot.

‘They were similar to her [Maddie]. They would be young, aged between 22 and 30. He had at least three girlfriends. They would last about six months and then another one would appear.’

She said he was ‘very difficult’ to get to know and dubbed him ‘arrogant’.

She said: ‘Sometimes I would say hi and he wouldn’t even respond.

‘He would say hi to my husband, but not to me. He would look at me as if to say ‘why are you talking to me?’

‘It’s shocking to find out what happened. It made me feel very sick.’

Mr Green was found alongside Maddie, of Wimblington, Cambridgeshire, by officers just after 1pm following a report of concern for her welfare, Northamptonshire Police said, adding that they were treating her death as a murder and were not looking for any other suspects.  

Maddie was found dead at a house alongside Ben Green (pictured), another marketing director

Maddie was found dead at a house alongside Ben Green (pictured), another marketing director

Maddie was found dead at a house alongside Ben Green (pictured), another marketing director

Poignant tributes were made to Maddie after the police announced she had been murdered

Poignant tributes were made to Maddie after the police announced she had been murdered

Poignant tributes were made to Maddie after the police announced she had been murdered

A friend told the Sun: ‘Ben and Maddie had been together for about two years and were really happy. They’d recently been abroad on holiday and he has just been promoted at work.

‘They had everything going for them and everything to live for. I cannot believe he has killed Maddie and then taken his own life.

‘He doesn’t have it in his bones to do that. I don’t know what’s happened, I don’t know what’s gone wrong but it’s very distressing.

‘Ben’s a good guy. He had children from a previous relationship and they’ll be devastated to lose their dad.’ 

In a statement on Sunday Maddie’s family said they were ‘absolutely devastated’ at the loss of ‘our beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece.’

They added: ‘Our hearts are broken and we cannot begin to imagine life without her. The shock and pain we are feeling is indescribable.

‘She was a beautiful person both inside and out, who loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends.

‘Maddie was a kind, caring, thoughtful young woman, who touched the lives of everyone she met. 

Officers were called to a detached (pictured) property on Slate Drive in Kettering, North Northamptonshire, at around 1pm on Friday over concerns for the welfare of the occupants

Officers were called to a detached (pictured) property on Slate Drive in Kettering, North Northamptonshire, at around 1pm on Friday over concerns for the welfare of the occupants

Officers were called to a detached (pictured) property on Slate Drive in Kettering, North Northamptonshire, at around 1pm on Friday over concerns for the welfare of the occupants

Police are treating Maddie's (pictured) death as murder and said they were not looking for any other suspects

Police are treating Maddie's (pictured) death as murder and said they were not looking for any other suspects

Police are treating Maddie’s (pictured) death as murder and said they were not looking for any other suspects

Police said there was no known background of domestic abuse between Maddie (pictured) and her boyfriend

Police said there was no known background of domestic abuse between Maddie (pictured) and her boyfriend

Police said there was no known background of domestic abuse between Maddie (pictured) and her boyfriend 

Mr Green (pictured) was a trustee of cancer charity Team Mikayla and also held the position of Marketing Director at Alumasc Water Management Solutions

Mr Green (pictured) was a trustee of cancer charity Team Mikayla and also held the position of Marketing Director at Alumasc Water Management Solutions

Mr Green (pictured) was a trustee of cancer charity Team Mikayla and also held the position of Marketing Director at Alumasc Water Management Solutions

‘A talented dancer, her creative talent continued through school and into her career in marketing. Her life has been sadly cut short just as her career was blossoming.

‘Our thoughts are with everybody who knew and loved Maddie as much as we did.’

Maddie’s mother Rachel also posted a heartbreaking tribute on Facebook and said: ‘These are the hardest words we have ever had to write.

‘Our beautiful beautiful Maddie is gone.

‘She has grown her own set of wings and gone to fly with the angels.

’22 years of loving this amazing girl will never be enough, we thought we had a lifetime ahead of us.

‘Please hold your loved ones a little tighter and kiss them a little longer*.. you never know when it may be your last opportunity.

‘Baby girl*. You were our world and our lives are not complete without you in it. Heaven is so lucky to have you’

John McCall, non-executive chairman of Alumasc, confirmed Mr Green was an employee and confirmed his death but refused to give any comment, saying: ‘It is an entirely private matter and I have no intention of making any comment. 

‘There will be a great deal of grief among the families.’ 

Police earlier said they were treating Maddie’s death as murder. They said no arrests have been made and they are not looking for anyone else in connection with their inquiries. 

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Nicole Main said: ‘This case is exceptionally tragic and our team has been working over the past 48 hours to establish the circumstances that have led to the deaths of these two people.

‘Maddie Durdant-Hollamby was a young woman with a bright future ahead of her, and we are making sure her family are fully supported as we work to answer their questions about how she came to lose her life.

‘Our investigation has found no known background of domestic abuse in this case so far, but we continue to appeal to anyone with any information they believe to be relevant to our inquiries to contact us as soon as possible.’

Police said Maddie (pictured) was a 'young woman with a bright future ahead of her'

Police said Maddie (pictured) was a 'young woman with a bright future ahead of her'

Police said Maddie (pictured) was a ‘young woman with a bright future ahead of her’

Tributes have been paid to Maddie Durdant-Hollamby (pictured), a 'caring and thoughtful' marketing executive and dancer after she was found dead at a property in Kettering on Friday

Tributes have been paid to Maddie Durdant-Hollamby (pictured), a 'caring and thoughtful' marketing executive and dancer after she was found dead at a property in Kettering on Friday

Tributes have been paid to Maddie Durdant-Hollamby (pictured), a ‘caring and thoughtful’ marketing executive and dancer after she was found dead at a property in Kettering on Friday

Police were called to concerns for Maddie's welfare and also found the body of Ben Green

Police were called to concerns for Maddie's welfare and also found the body of Ben Green

Police were called to concerns for Maddie’s welfare and also found the body of Ben Green

Police officers were called to concerns for welfare and made the 'tragic discovery' of the bodies of a man and a woman inside. Pictured: Forensic officers on the scene at Slate Drive

Police officers were called to concerns for welfare and made the 'tragic discovery' of the bodies of a man and a woman inside. Pictured: Forensic officers on the scene at Slate Drive

Police officers were called to concerns for welfare and made the ‘tragic discovery’ of the bodies of a man and a woman inside. Pictured: Forensic officers on the scene at Slate Drive

In a statement on Sunday her family said: ‘We are absolutely devastated at the loss of Maddie, our beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece.

‘Our hearts are broken and we cannot begin to imagine life without her. The shock and pain we are feeling is indescribable.

‘She was a beautiful person both inside and out, who loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends.

‘Maddie was a kind, caring, thoughtful young woman, who touched the lives of everyone she met.

‘A talented dancer, her creative talent continued through school and into her career in marketing. Her life has been sadly cut short just as her career was blossoming.

‘Our thoughts are with everybody who knew and loved Maddie as much as we did.’

Maddie’s mother Rachel also posted a heartbreaking tribute on Facebook and said: ‘These are the hardest words we have ever had to write.

‘Our beautiful beautiful Maddie is gone.

‘She has grown her own set of wings and gone to fly with the angels.

’22 years of loving this amazing girl will never be enough, we thought we had a lifetime ahead of us.

‘Please hold your loved ones a little tighter and kiss them a little longer*.. you never know when it may be your last opportunity.

‘Baby girl*. You were our world and our lives are not complete without you in it. Heaven is so lucky to have you’

Both victims were confirmed dead at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics. Pictured: Forensic officers carrying out examinations of the scene at Slate Drive on Saturday morning

Both victims were confirmed dead at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics. Pictured: Forensic officers carrying out examinations of the scene at Slate Drive on Saturday morning

Both victims were confirmed dead at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics. Pictured: Forensic officers carrying out examinations of the scene at Slate Drive on Saturday morning

Pictured: Northamptonshire Police are appealing for anyone with information, including CCTV and doorbell camera footage, to get in touch. Pictured: Cordon on Slate Drive on Saturday

Pictured: Northamptonshire Police are appealing for anyone with information, including CCTV and doorbell camera footage, to get in touch. Pictured: Cordon on Slate Drive on Saturday

Pictured: Northamptonshire Police are appealing for anyone with information, including CCTV and doorbell camera footage, to get in touch. Pictured: Cordon on Slate Drive on Saturday

Police cars remained at the scene on Saturday as forensic investigations got underway

Police cars remained at the scene on Saturday as forensic investigations got underway

 Police cars remained at the scene on Saturday as forensic investigations got underway

Her family are being supported by specially-trained officers from the force’s major crime investigation team.

Officers from the Force’s Major Crime Team launched an investigation and are appealing for anyone with information, including CCTV and doorbell camera footage, to get in touch.  

Residents said they were shocked when ten patrol cars and 15 officers arrived at the house, which has been occupied for two years.

Officers set up a cordon around the home, the walled garden and shared garage after the bodies were found on Friday.

One neighbour said: ‘I think it’s something quite bad. There were about 15 officers here. They were paring everywhere.’

Pictured: Northamptonshire forensic officers were at the scene at Slate Drive on Saturday

Pictured: Northamptonshire forensic officers were at the scene at Slate Drive on Saturday

Pictured: Northamptonshire forensic officers were at the scene at Slate Drive on Saturday

Northamptonshire Police cordoned off the scene round the house (pictured on Saturday) while forensic examinations take place on the street, where house prices average around £300,000

Northamptonshire Police cordoned off the scene round the house (pictured on Saturday) while forensic examinations take place on the street, where house prices average around £300,000

Northamptonshire Police cordoned off the scene round the house (pictured on Saturday) while forensic examinations take place on the street, where house prices average around £300,000

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 regarding incident reference 21000498738. Pictured: Scene on Slate Drive on Saturday

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 regarding incident reference 21000498738. Pictured: Scene on Slate Drive on Saturday

 Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 regarding incident reference 21000498738. Pictured: Scene on Slate Drive on Saturday

Officers from the Force's Major Crime Team have launched an investigation and are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. Pictured: Forensic examinations at the scene

Officers from the Force's Major Crime Team have launched an investigation and are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. Pictured: Forensic examinations at the scene

Officers from the Force’s Major Crime Team have launched an investigation and are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. Pictured: Forensic examinations at the scene

Residents said they were shocked when police (pictured on Saturday) arrived at the house

Residents said they were shocked when police (pictured on Saturday) arrived at the house

Residents said they were shocked when police (pictured on Saturday) arrived at the house

Northamptonshire police officers set up a cordon around the home, the walled garden and shared garage as forensic examination was carried out. Pictured: Police on scene on Saturday

Northamptonshire police officers set up a cordon around the home, the walled garden and shared garage as forensic examination was carried out. Pictured: Police on scene on Saturday

Northamptonshire police officers set up a cordon around the home, the walled garden and shared garage as forensic examination was carried out. Pictured: Police on scene on Saturday

Pictured: Forensic examinations continued at the scene on Slate Drive on Saturday morning

Pictured: Forensic examinations continued at the scene on Slate Drive on Saturday morning

Pictured: Forensic examinations continued at the scene on Slate Drive on Saturday morning

A woman, who did not want to be named, added: ‘I don’t talk to the neighbours much. My partner messaged me at about 1.30pm to tell me police were everywhere.

‘It’s normally pretty quiet around here. It’s the first time I’ve seen a police car here.’

Another said: ‘It’s absolutely not good news whatever it is. The police haven’t said anything to me.’

Northamptonshire Police also tweeted: ‘We’ve launched a major investigation after the bodies of two people were found at an address in Kettering this afternoon, Friday, August 27. 

‘A large number of officers are working on the case and would like to hear from anyone with information.’

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 regarding incident reference 21000498738. 

Source: Daily Mail UK

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