Man and woman in their 50s found dead in Dorset in suspected murder-suicide

A MAN and a woman in their 50s have been found dead in a suspected murder suicide.

Police have launched an investigation into their "suspicious" and "unexplained" deaths in Weymouth and Portland in Dorset yesterday.

Officers were called at 5.40pm to reports that a woman was injured at an address in Ranelagh Road in Weymouth. 

The woman, in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her death is being treated as suspicious and a probe is underway to establish what happened.

As part of police enquiries, at around 6.40pm on the same day officers attended an address in Grove Road on Portland and located the body of a man in his 50s.

His death is being treated as unexplained and is being investigated.

The man and woman were known to each other and their families have been informed.

Detective Inspector Wayne Seymour, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “A detailed investigation is underway looking into the circumstances of both deaths, which are currently being treated as linked.

“The families of both the woman and the man are being supported by specially-trained officers.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed or heard anything suspicious in the area of either Ranelagh Road or Grove Road during the afternoon of Thursday 1 April 2021 to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police online or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210051727.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online or call Freephone 0800 555 111 anonymously.

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