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Investigation launched after man and woman found dead in Sunderland

A homicide investigation has been launched after police found the bodies of two people in a house in Sunderland.

Around 8.30pm on Thursday 20th September, police received a report of concern for a woman at an address on Shrewsbury Crescent, Sunderland.

Officers attended the address and found the bodies of a man and a woman inside the property. Enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances behind the deaths, but at this stage, police are treating the death of the woman as a suspected homicide.

Detective Inspector Ed Small, of Northumbria Police, said: “Our enquiries remain at a very early stage, and our forensic teams remain at the address gathering evidence as part of the investigation.

“They are expected to remain there until later this evening, but I would like to reassure members of the community that there is no wider threat to the public and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this stage.

“The individuals involved were known to each other, and police are now working to ascertain what has led to the two deaths.

“An increased police presence will remain in the area to offer reassurance and I would ask any concerned members of the public to speak to their local officers.”

Anyone with information surrounding the deaths is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1071 200918 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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