Death of couple at Sunderland house ‘suspicious’

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TWO dead bodies have been found at a house in Sunderland.

Police were called to a house in Hylton Castle Road, Sunderland, at At 4.20pm today after a relative reported concern for the welfare of a couple living there.

Paramedics also attended and a man and a woman were found dead in a bedroom at the property.

A police investigation is being carried out to ascertain the causes of death.

Sunderland Area Commander Chief Superintendent Kay Blyth said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation into these deaths.

“The deaths are being treated as suspicious and we have additional officers in the area both to reassure the local community and help with the investigation.”

Anyone with information about the deaths is asked to contact police on the 101 non-emergency number, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.