Deighton killings: Police try to figure out what went on in house of horror after two bodies found

A MAN and a woman were found dead in a Deighton flat yesterday.

Neighbours shocked as man and woman found dead in Deighton flat
Neighbours shocked as man and woman found dead in Deighton flat
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A MAN and a woman were found dead in a Deighton flat yesterday.

Police were called to a quiet cul-de-sac in the early hours of yesterday morning and forced entry to the one-bedroom first floor property.

It is understood that officers were alerted after the couple failed to turn up for work and had to force their way into the home.

The flat on Chalwood is part of a neat red brick property.

This house and a neighbouring property were cordoned off for several hours yesterday.

Specialist police forensics teams spent most of the day at the flat carrying out detailed examinations of the scene.

The investigation is being carried out by West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide And Major Enquiry Team.

Late yesterday they confirmed they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the two deaths.

It's believed the man may have killed his partner before taking his own life.

The searches began at around 10am yesterday as shocked neighbours awoke to hear the tragic news.

One neighbour, who did not wish to be named, told the Examiner: “I saw paramedic cars and an ambulance were there around midnight.

“They didn’t stay very long and I went to bed.

“The police then woke me up about 2.30am but I hadn’t heard anything from the flat.”

She said she knew the couple who lived in the house, but not well.

“It was a couple who lived there,’’ she said. “They must have been in their 40s. They weren’t in the house together very much.

“I used to talk to him but the woman didn’t speak very much English.

Two bodies found at 20, Chalwood, Deighton

“I heard that they didn’t turn up for work and their employer came round and they alerted the police.”

Police confirmed the deaths are being treated as suspicious shortly before midday.

Soon afterwards the bodies could be seen being removed from the property.

Neighbour Philip Hutchinson said: “I just came out and police were everywhere.

“I have only lived round here since February but you never hear anything or get any trouble.

“It’s such a shock to hear what’s gone on.”

A post-mortem was expected to be conducted yesterday to establish the cause of deaths before identities could be released.

Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Simon Leek at West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 01924 334744.

 
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