Hampshire police launch investigation after elderly couple's bodies are discovered

THE bodies of an elderly man and a woman have been found.

Monday, 20th June 2016, 7:40 pm
Updated Monday, 20th June 2016, 8:57 pm
Police are investigating the deaths of an elderly couple

Hampshire police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths of the 77-year-old man and the 83-year-old woman at a home in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.

A force spokesman said: ‘Detectives have launched an investigation following the death of two people in Shanklin.

‘Officers were called to an address in Albert Road at 7.10am today.

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‘On arrival officers found the body of a 77-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman.

‘At this stage police are treating this as an isolated incident and we would like to reassure the community that there is no wider risk.

‘Investigations will continue at the scene as officers work on behalf of the coroner to establish the exact circumstances of the deaths but detectives can confirm that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.’