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Couple's deaths 'tragic incident'

Post mortem examination results have indicated that the deaths of an elderly couple at a house in Newbury were a 'tragic incident'.

Elderly couple's deaths a 'tragic incident'

Thames Valley Police have said that the deaths of an elderly couple who were found at their home on Sunday indicate a 'tragic incident'.

The 94-year-old man was found badly injured at the property in Berkeley Road in Newbury in Berkshire with injuries to his head, shoulder and ribs.

He later died at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Initial post mortem examination results reveal that he had fallen heavily.

Preliminary post mortem examination results on his 89-year-old wife who was pronounced dead at the scene, indicate she may also have fallen.

Neither person had signs of assault or defensive injuries. The couple's next of kin have been informed of their deaths, but the couple have yet to be officially named by police.

"While the preliminary findings of the post mortems into these two deaths appear to indicate a tragic incident, we are continuing our detailed forensic investigation at the scene and investigative inquiries in the area.

"We are acting on behalf of the family and the coroner to fully determine the circumstances around these deaths and also to preclude any third party involvement."

– Detective Chief Inspector Gill Wootton, Thames Valley Police

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