Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hythe woman found dead and man in serious condition

Deerleap Close in Hythe Image copyright Google

An elderly woman was found dead and a man found in a life-threatening condition at a house in Hampshire.

The body of the 82-year-old woman was discovered in a property in Deerleap Close, Hythe, late on Wednesday.

An 83-year-old man found by police at the same house was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

Following a post-mortem examination the cause of the woman's death is not being treated as suspicious, Hampshire Constabulary said.

Emergency services declined to say whether the man had been injured or was unwell.

Police said officers attended after a report of concern for welfare at 21:00 GMT.

Paramedics were called shortly after 21:30. South Central Ambulance said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man is continuing to receive treatment, police said.