'It's just tragic' - Neighbours speak after bodies of man and woman are found inside house in Sunderland street

Neighbours in a Sunderland street have spoken of their shock after the bodies of a man and woman were found in a house.

Friday, 21st September 2018, 15:16 pm
Updated Saturday, 22nd September 2018, 05:20 am

The identities of the man and woman have not yet been released by police, who were first called to the street last night following a report of concern for a woman living at the property.

Police in Shrewsbury Crescent after the bodies of a man and woman were found inside a house in the street.

Today, shocked neighbours in the street said a middle-aged couple had lived at the address.

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One woman said: "I don’t know what’s gone on there but it’s just tragic.

"I’d always nod and say hi when I saw him. He was a quiet but hard working person. You never expect this to happen near you.”

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: "There were a few flashing lights late last night and there were police cars this morning.

"We don’t know the people that live there but it’s shocking.

"Your heart goes out to the family in a time like this.

"It’s such a shock. I’m gobsmacked, you just don’t expect it on a quiet street like this."

Another resident said: "It’s terrible. I haven’t really heard anything. There was a couple of car doors slamming at around 9 o’clock last night but that’s it.

"It’s shocking to think two people have died.”