A man and a woman have been found dead in a house in Cumbria.

Police were called to a property in Workington town centre over concerns for a man's welfare shortly before 10am this morning.

Officers forced their way inside the house on Vulcan's Lane where they found two bodies - a man believed to be in his 50s and a woman believed to be in her 80s.

The circumstances are being investigated and the deaths are currently being treated as unexplained.

Detective Inspector Matt Scott of Cumbria Police said: “At this time these deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

"The circumstances of the deaths are under constant review by myself while the investigation continues.

“Residents may see a large police presence around this area of the town as inquiries are carried out.

“There is no perceived risk to the wider public.

“If anyone has any information about this we would ask them to call our officers on 101.”

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