Two bodies found next to car near Martlesham Heath

The bodies of a man and a woman have been found next to a car on farmland in Suffolk.

The discovery was made by a member of the public off Newbourne Road in Martlesham at about 07:40 GMT.

Police are at the scene and an investigation is under way. A spokesman for Suffolk police said the deaths were being treated as unexplained.

Farmer James Taylor, who owns the land, said a member of his staff found the bodies.

"He was turning up for work when he found them," said Mr Taylor.

"He is shocked. The police were called immediately. It's really tragic, particularly at this time of year.

"My son has been dealing with the police. We've farmed here since 1950 and nothing like this has happened before."

The vehicle - a Mitsubishi Lancer - was found on a driveway at a rear entrance of Howes Farm, close to arable land.

Det Chief Insp Neil Luckett, of the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: "The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained. Whilst I must retain an open mind about what has happened I have no evidence at this time of any third party involvement in their deaths.

"Formal identification is yet to take place but we believe we know the identity of the deceased and are currently in the process of speaking with their next of kin."

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