Berkshire

Berkshire double death couple named

Ann and Steven Rees
Image caption Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths

A woman who was stabbed to death and a man who died when he was hit by a train in Berkshire have been named by police.

Ann Rees, 45, was found dead at her home in Malone Road, Woodley, on Wednesday at about 1350 BST.

A post mortem examination carried out earlier revealed she died from multiple stab wounds.

Steven Rees, 49, was found at Twyford railway station minutes later after being struck by a train. A post-mortem found he died from multiple injuries.

Police said they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the deaths.

The couple leave a 13-year-old daughter.

'Deeply missed'

Thames Valley Police officers remain at the semi-detached house.

Det Insp Rod Howell, who is leading the investigation, said: "Although we are not looking for anyone else in connection with these deaths we will continue to investigate the incident to try and establish why this tragic incident happened.

"In due course we will then hand over a report to the coroner.

"I would again like to appeal to the press to respect the family's privacy, in particular that of their young daughter, and allow them to grieve in peace."

The family said in a statement: "Ann and Steve were much loved mum, dad, son, daughter, brother, sister and friend.

"Deeply missed by everyone, especially their beloved daughter Katy.

"They will never be forgotten."

Thames Valley Police said they are patrolling the area "to provide reassurance".

A South Central Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We had a call at 1347 BST to an incident in Malone Road, Woodley. It was reported to us as a female with stab wounds.

"We got there at 1350 BST. She was beyond help."

He added: "At 1357 BST there was another incident, where a male had been hit by a train at Twyford. We were on the scene at 1359 BST."

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