Lincolnshire

Police investigate North Hykeham murder-suicide

A man murdered a woman before taking his own life at a house in Lincolnshire, police have said.

The bodies of a 21-year-old woman and 26-year-old man were found at a house on Tiber Road in North Hykeham near Lincoln on Sunday evening.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out and police are in the process of informing the relatives of the dead couple.

Officers added that both the man and woman were from Lincolnshire.

Det Supt Guy Collings from Lincolnshire Police said: "The investigation is continuing and we are still speaking to neighbours, associates, families and friends of the deceased couple.

"Subsequently a file will be prepared for the local HM Coroner. An inquest into the deaths will be held in due course."

He thanked residents of the estate for their patience during road closures and cordons which were in place during the initial investigation.

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