Two bodies found in house in Sunderland

Two bodies have been discovered by police at a house on Wearside.

They were called to an address on Hylton Road in Sunderland after being contacted by a concerned relative.

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Couple found dead in Sunderland named

Man and woman discovered dead in a house in Sunderland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police have named a man and a woman who were found dead in a house in Sunderland on Wednesday.

James and May Stokoe, were a married couple and both aged 79.

Their bodies were found in the bedroom of a house on Castle Hylton Road yesterday afternoon, after concerns were raised by a relative.

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Police close road as bodies discovered in Sunderland

Road shut on Wearside as investigation get underway into deaths in Sunderland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police in Sunderland have closed a street were two people were found dead in a house on Wednesday afternoon.

Local residents on Hylton Castle Road said they had seen forensic teams gathering evidence.

The discovery was made after the alarm was raised by a concerned relative.

Two bodies found at house in Sunderland

Two bodies have been discovered by police at a house on Wearside.

Police were called to an address on Hylton Road in Sunderland at 4.20pm after a relative reported she was concerned for the welfare of the couple.

Police and paramedics attended the scene and found a man and a woman dead in the bedroom.

"The deaths are being treated as suspicious and we have additional officers in the area to reassure the local community and help with the investigation."

– Chief Superintendent Kay Blyth - Northumbria Police
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