Father and son's bodies found at Dorset home

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A cordon has been put in place around the property in Poole

A father and his six-year-old son have been found dead at their Dorset home.

It is believed the boy's mother found the two, named locally as Chris Hall, and his son, also called Chris, at their home in Queens Road, Poole.

They were found at about 1700 BST on Wednesday. Police are not seeking anyone else over the deaths.

A neighbour said Mr Hall, in his 50s, was "under great stress" and he had spoken about "parts of his life being taken away".

Post-mortem examinations were carried out on Thursday but failed to establish the cause of death of either Mr Hall or his son.

A police spokesman said further tests were being carried out to find out how they died.

Neighbour Phil Haley said: "It is absolutely shocking, I knew these people.

"I walked my dog with the man around the park for the last few years.

"You get to know someone well and I have been talking to him a lot about events leading up to yesterday's events.

"He has been saying over the last few months that parts of his life have been taken away from him."

'Normal parent'

The house has been cordoned off while investigations continue.

Forensic officers have been examining the scene and officers carrying out house-to-house inquiries.

"He was well-liked around here and obviously for what has happened he must have been under great stress."

Fellow neighbour Fred Cummings said: "He was a nice pleasant fellow.

"It's been very quiet, no-one is saying anything.

"We're just waiting to hear what happened. He was what I would call a normal parent."

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