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Police were called to Smith Crescent in Rastrick around 6pm on Monday December 18 following a concern for safety.

Officers attended and found the bodies of a woman and man inside.

A scene remains in place as officers continue their enquiries. At this time, the deaths are being treated as unexplained.

We'll bring you updates on this as and when we get them.

Smith Crescent, Rastrick

Key Events

What we know so far

- Two people have died in an unexplained tragedy at Smith Crescent in Rastrick.

- West Yorkshire Police were called at around 6pm on Monday December 18 following a concern for safety.

- Officers attended and found the bodies of a woman and man inside. The deaths of the man and woman are being treated as unexplained.

- We know the couple were in their 20s and had lived in the first floor flat for up to two years.

- West Yorkshire Fire Service were called at 7.30pm and firefighters from Rastrick and Huddersfield attended.

- A fire at the property was confirmed out on arrival of crews.

- WYFRS has sent a fire investigation officer back to the scene today to look into the circumstances around the fire. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is working alongside West Yorkshire Police as enquiries continue.

Statement from the Fire Service

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a statement into the sad double death in Rastrick:

Fire crews were called to a property in Smith Crescent, Rastrick, Brighouse, at 19.30 hrs on December 18.

Fire engines from Rastrick and Huddersfield attended.

A fire at the property was confirmed out on arrival of crews. The bodies of a man and woman were found inside the property.

A fire investigation officer is attending the scene today to look into the circumstances around the fire.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is working alongside West Yorkshire Police as enquiries continue. At this time, the deaths are being treated as unexplained.

Young couple died, neighbours say

Neighbours have told us the couple who died were in their 20s and had lived at Smith Crescent for up to two years.

A relative called police, raising concern for the occupants.

A police cordon has been in place around the flat, which is on the first floor, since last night.

Fire investigation at the scene

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service investigation officers are now at the scene of the double death tragedy in Rastrick.

West Yorkshire Fire investigation
West Yorkshire Fire investigation

Forensics at the scene

Our reporter Louise Cooper is at the scene of the double death in Rastrick.

Flowers have been left at the scene and police forensics are in attendance right now.

Fire service assist police

West Yorkshire Police were called to the scene at 6pm and found the bodies of a man and woman inside.

We know that West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to assist at 7.20pm.

Blue Watch from Rastrick Fire Station attended.

Two people found in apartment

Smith Crescent in Rastrick is a cul-de-sac of apartments, over two floors.

Smith Crescent, Rastrick
Smith Crescent, Rastrick

Map of the scene

Here is Smith Crescent in Rastrick, where there has been a double death tragedy

Smith Crescent, Rastrick
Smith Crescent, Rastrick

Statement from police

West Yorkshire Police has issued a statement in relation to an incident in Rastrick, it says:

Police were called to Smith Crescent in Rastrick around 6pm on Monday December 18 following a concern for safety.


Officers attended and found the bodies of a woman and man inside.


A scene remains in place as officers continue their enquiries. At this time, the deaths are being treated as unexplained.