Spanish police are trying to piece together the circumstances that led to the murder of an elderly British couple found shot dead in their villa in Alicante.
Former Olympic diver Peter Tarsey and his wife Jean, both 77, were found with gunshot wounds on a sofa in the property, which was up for sale.
Neil Connery, ITV News Correspondent, reports:
A man who was found shot with his wife in their villa in Alicante is believed to have been a former Olympic diver.
Peter and Jean Tarsey, both 77, were found dead together with gunshot wounds on the sofa at their home in Xalo, near Benidorm.
Spanish police said that while they had not ruled anything out, the couple appeared to have been murdered.
Mr Tarsey competed in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics for Great Britain at the age of 19.
He also represented England at the Commonwealth Games in 1954 and 1958, according to the Sport Reference website.
Spain's national police force has named the British couple found dead in Alicante as ex-pats Peter and Jean Tarsey.
The 77-year-olds were found dead together with gunshot wounds, according to the Guardia Civil.
A post mortem is now due to take place.
At around 4.15pm yesterday, some friends of the couple went to their villa because they had not been seen for a few days.
They found the door was open and there were no signs of a break-in.
The couple, who had been living in Spain for 18 years, were found dead with gunshot wounds on the sofa.
The Guardia Civil is now awaiting the results of post-mortem examinations and investigations continue.
A British couple have been found dead in Spain. The Foreign Office said the couple were discovered in the town of Alicante on the south eastern coast, a popular destination for tourists and expats.
We can confirm the death of two British nationals in Alicante, Spain. We stand ready to provide consular assistance.
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The Spanish federation (RFEF) said in a statement: "Costa will undergo tests on Monday in London and the results will be available to Spain's medical staff for their evaluation."
The Brazil-born forward missed games against Belarus and Germany because of a hamstring problem back in November.
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A large toxic cloud of orange smoke rose above large areas of northern Spain today following an explosion at a chemical factory in the Catalonia region.
More than 40,000 people in the immediate area surrounding the site in the northern town of Igualada, and in neighbouring towns, were urged to stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed until the worst of the smoke cleared.
Regional government officials said they believed the explosion had been caused by two volatile chemicals coming into contact during a delivery at the factory.
Video footage, captured on a mobile phone's camera, has shown the dramatic aftermath of a chemical factory explosion in Spain's Catalonia region.
In the 43 second clip, released by David Orta, clouds of toxic orange and yellow smoke can be seen billowing into the sky in the distance above a motorway.
Watch the full clip here:
A car passenger captured video footage of yellow smoke billowing into the sky following an explosion at a chemical factory in Catalonia Credit: David Orta/Reuters
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