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Man and woman found dead in Bournemouth home as cops launch probe

DOUBLE DEATH

POLICE have launched an investigation after a man and woman were found dead at a home in Bournemouth today.

The pair, who are believed to have known each other, were found this morning after concerns were raised for the welfare of those inside the house.

The deaths are being treated as unexplained and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Neighbours reported police activity at the residential address in Upton, Poole, earlier this morning, Bournemouth Echo reports.

Cops remained at the scene all day, as forensics officers worked to establish what happened.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "At around 9.15am on Thursday 21 January 2021 officers attended an address in Dorchester Road in the Upton area of Poole following concerns raised in relation to the welfare of the occupants.

"Very sadly, the bodies of a man and woman were found.

"An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances surrounding their deaths, which are currently being treated as unexplained.

"However, Dorset Police is not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident."

Next of kin has been informed for one of the individuals, while enquiries are underway to locate next of kin for the second person.

The police spokesperson added: "The coroner has been notified.

"While formal identification has not yet taken place, it is strongly believed that the individuals were known to each other."

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