POLICE has launched a homicide investigation after an elderly woman was found dead and her husband with life-threatening injuries.
The couple were discovered at their home in the quiet village of Langwith Junction, Derbyshire, following the horrific attack on Saturday morning.
Officers rushed to the scene at around 9:30 a.m. after reports that two people were injured.
A man and woman, both 88 years old, were later discovered at the Station Road home.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene while the man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he remained.
The couple’s family has been made aware of the “concussion incident” and is being supported by medical professionals.
Police remain at the scene and there will be a significant police presence for some time.
Derbyshire Police Chief Commissioner, Superintendent Hayley Barnett, said: “This is an understandable shock to the community at Langwith Junction and our thoughts go to all those affected. influence – especially the family and friends of men and women.
“Residents in and around Station Road will see an increased police presence in the coming days and I would like to reassure all those in the area that all forces, as well as colleagues in the area from the EMSOU Main Crime team, are working to fully understand the circumstances of this incident.
“I would urge anyone with any information about this incident to contact this force with confidence, as a matter of urgency.”
Anyone who can help detectives with their questions is asked to contact the police, including reference 240-15122.
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