Police probe as man and woman found dead in Hednesford
A man and woman have been found dead at a house in Hednesford.
Officers found the bodies at a detached house in Hill Street on Thursday morning, with the deaths currently being treated as unexplained by Staffordshire Police.
The man, aged in his 20s, and woman, in her 40s, were found at around 10.30am.
There has been a large police presence at the scene throughout the day, with forensic teams scouring the property and a Ford C-Max on the drive.
A number of windows were open at the house, while a window on the car was slightly ajar, however no family members arrived at the scene during the morning and mid afternoon.
A property was also searched in Stafford but police say it has now been eliminated from their enquiries.
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A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "Detectives from Staffordshire Police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman in Hednesford, Cannock.
"Detectives are currently working to establish the circumstances surrounding their deaths, which are still being treated as unexplained. Post-mortems will take place in due course.
"Neighbourhood officers are increasing patrols in the area and engaging with the local community to provide reassurance.
"Forensic investigations are ongoing at the scene and officers are completing house-to-house enquiries.
"An address in North Avenue, Stafford has been searched, but has now been eliminated from enquiries."
'A nice area with lovely neighbours'
A neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “The curtains were drawn most of the time and we heard loud music, but not much else.
“I think the woman was in her 40s and her partner was in his late 20s or early 30s and I’d see her kids visiting here often.
“I was sitting in the living room and saw one police car arrive but thought nothing of it but then seven cars arrived and the dog units, it was a shock.
“It’s a nice road and area with lovely neighbours and this isn’t something you want to be around.”
Another resident, who also wished to remain anonymous, said: “They kept themselves to themselves really, I didn’t see them, it seemed they stayed in a lot.
“It’s not nice to live next to it but I hope it isn’t sinister.”
Another neighbour added: “I have children, so for them to see a lot of police around, it meant they had a lot of questions.
“We saw police arrive and there were dozens of them, with the dogs too, before ambulances arrived. It was strange to see down here as it’s a nice road.”
Two officers have been guarding the cordon at the scene today, which stretched around two neighbouring properties.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered two patients, a man and a woman.
“Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save either of them and they were both confirmed dead at the scene.”
Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting incident number 196 of May 16.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org
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