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Bodies of man and woman found in Burton-upon-Trent house

The cordon surrounding the property Image copyright SnapperSK
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The bodies of a man and woman have been found inside a house, police have said.

Officers were called to the property on Henhurst Hill in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, at about 23:00 BST on Wednesday.

The bodies of a 32-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were found inside.

Staffordshire Police said a two-year-old child found "unharmed" inside the property was being cared for by relatives. The deaths are being treated as unexplained, officers said.

The bodies have not yet been formally identified and post-mortem examinations are to take place in due course.

A passerby, who asked not to be named, said of the woman who lives at the house: "She is so lovely and a happy, happy girl.

"It's a beautiful and lovely family.

"This has all surprised me. I'm so sad to hear about it."

A police cordon is in place while forensic officers and detectives carry out inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the deaths.

In a statement, a spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said paramedics and its hazardous area response team had been called.

"Sadly, ambulance crews confirmed a man and a woman dead at the scene.

"A second man and a young child were discharged after assessment," the spokesman added.

It is not known whether the second man was in the property.

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Image caption Police were called to the property at about 23:00 BST on Wednesday

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