A woman was found dead and a man found injured in a house in County Durham.
Police were called to a house in Hunwick, near Willington, Durham, just after 11.15am on Christmas Eve.
Officers found the body of a woman and an injured man who was airlifted to James Cook university Hospital in Middlesbrough.
His injuries aren't believed to life threatening.
The scene was cordoned off while an investigation is carried out and a arrangements are being made to carry out a post-mortem on the woman.