Woman, 60, is found dead in £500,000 nhome alongside body of man, 60

Woman, 60, is found dead in £500,000 nhome alongside body of man, 60

Woman, 60, is found dead in £500,000 four-bed home alongside body of 66-year-old man in suspected ‘murder suicide’

  • Married couple lived at the semi-detached house where the bodies were found
  • Detectives launched a murder investigation following the deaths on Holcot Lane
  • Neighbours in the Portsmouth street say a husband and wife lived at the house 
  • Officers say they are not hunting anyone else in connection with the tragedy

A 60-year-old woman has been found murdered in a £500,000 four-bedroom home alongside the body of a 66-year-old man in a suspected ‘murder suicide’.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the deaths at the four bedroom house in a quiet residential street in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Police were called to quiet residential street Holcot Lane at around 10.27am on Wednesday 14 September and told residents there had been a ‘major incident’.

Shocked neighbours said that a husband and wife, who had two children, lived at the semi-detached house.

Officers say they are not hunting anyone else in connection with the tragedy after discovering the two bodies. 

A 60 year old mother-of-two has been found murdered in a £500,000 Portsmouth home (pictured, Holcot Lane) alongside the body of a 66 year old man

Shocked neighbours said that a husband and wife, who had two children, lived at the semi-detached house in Portsmouth, Hampshire (pictured, forensics team at the scene)

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Police today said: ‘Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in Portsmouth.

‘Officers were called to an address on Holcot Lane at 10.27am today (Wednesday 14 September).

‘On arrival officers found the body of a 60-year-old woman.

‘The body of a 66-year-old man was also found inside the property.

‘At this stage police are treating this as an isolated incident and we would like to reassure the community that there is no wider risk. We are not looking for any further people in connection with this incident.

‘We will have a police presence at the address in the coming days and would like to thank residents for their patience as we deal with this incident.

‘Formal identification procedures are ongoing. Specialist officers are supporting the family.’

The spokeswoman added that the family were today being supported by specialist officers.

Neighbours spoke of their shock and of having seen a young woman sat outside the house on a patch of grass crying in the aftermath of the incident.

Police were called to the quiet residential street in Portsmouth (pictured, Holcot Lane) at around 10.30am on Wednesday and told residents there had been a ‘major incident’

A female neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: ‘I went out and there was a woman sat outside on a patch of grass crying. Six police cars arrived and an ambulance.

‘A couple live at that address and have two children.’

One neighbour said: ‘It’s a quiet place – any incident involving police is very unusual round here and 75 per cent of people who live here are retired.

‘We’ve lived here over 20 years and I’ve only ever seen three policemen.

‘But we saw about half a dozen police cars, an ambulance and forensic vans parked outside the house.’

Officers say they are not hunting anyone else in connection with the tragedy after discovering the two bodies (pictured, officer and forensics team at the scene)

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