Family of 'arrogant' boyfriend who 'murdered dancer girlfriend before killing himself' are 'praying for her family'

Family of 'arrogant' boyfriend who 'murdered dancer girlfriend before killing himself' are 'praying for her family'

August 31, 2021

THE family of an "arrogant" boyfriend who allegedly murdered his dancer girlfriend before taking his own life say they're "praying" for her.

The bodies of Maddie Durdant-Hollamby and Ben Green, 41, were found by cops at a house in Kettering, Northamptonshire, shortly before 1pm on Friday.


Detectives suspect Maddie, 22, was killed by marketing director and dad-of-three Green.

Now his family have spoken of their devastation after horror unfolded at Green's £700,000 home.

"There are no words to describe the extremely sad circumstance of this tragic incident and our thoughts and prayers are with Maddie's family, loved ones and friends," they said in a statement.

"We would now respectfully request time to grieve in peace as we have no further comment to make at this devastating time."

Northamptonshire Police have said there was no known history of domestic abuse and friends of the couple told The Sun they had been very happy together.

Her mum previously paid tribute to her "beautiful, beautiful angel."

Writing on Facebook, Rachel 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.

"Twenty-two years of loving this amazing girl will never be enough, we thought we had a lifetime ahead of us.

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

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

Our hearts are broken and we cannot begin to imagine life without her

"Baby girl… you were our world and our lives are not complete without you in it. Heaven is so lucky to have you."

Claims emerged yesterday that Green had a "string of young girlfriends" aged between 22 and 30 before he met Maddie.

A woman who lived next door for 18 months said: "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 branded him "arrogant".

'HE WAS ARROGANT'

She added: "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."

Another neighbour, 30-year-old Adam Rodwell, said Green was "arrogant", adding: "It was just his demeanour."

Green's pals described him as a "fabulous dad" and said he and Maddie had been together for about two years.

One told The Sun: "Ben was a great friend… his kid I last saw at Easter and gave them Easter eggs.

"I feel for the children who he loved some much and he religiously went to see them ever other weekend and brought them back for the weekend to spend quality time with them.

'STRING OF YOUNG GIRLFRIENDS'

"He was a fabulous dad and he will be sadly missed by his children."

Maddie and Green are believed to have been in a relationship after meeting at work in the marketing department at Alumasc Water Management Solutions.

Another distraught friend of the couple told of his pain over the deaths, spending 20 minutes discussing what had happened with police at the scene.

He said: "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."



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