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Pensioners' deaths 'unexplained'

A woman in her eighties has been found dead at a property in Newbury. A man in his nineties was also found with injuries. Police say they're treating the woman's death as unexplained.

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Pensioners' deaths remain 'unexplained'

Berkeley Road in Newbury, where an elderly woman has been found dead in the same house as a man who had suffered multiple injuries. Credit: Mick Hopley

The "unexplained" deaths of two pensioners in Berkshire are still being investigated as officers await the results of post-mortem examinations.

The body of an 89-year-old woman was discovered in a property in Berkeley Road, Newbury, on Sunday morning.

A 94-year-old man was also found in the house, suffering from injuries to his head, ribs and shoulder.

He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford but died on Sunday night, Thames Valley Police said.

Post-mortem examinations are expected to be carried out today.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Gill Wootton said: "We are continuing to treat both of these deaths as unexplained until the post-mortem results are known.

"We are yet to determine fully the circumstances which led to these people's deaths and will keep an open mind until all forensic tests and investigative searches are carried out on the property where they were found."

Next of kin have been informed but formal identification has yet to take place.

Earlier, police said early indications suggested there were no signs of a forced entry to the property.

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