A 45 year old man's been arrested on suspicion of murder after armed police raided a house in Seaham.
The operation was carried out by Durham police on behalf of Greater Manchester Police who are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman in their sixties, who were found dead in a house on Friday afternoon.
A post-mortem revealed both died from gunshot wounds.
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