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Two found shot dead in house

A retired police inspector and his partner have been found shot dead at a house in Devizes, Wiltshire, police have confirmed. The families have been informed but formal identification has not yet taken place.

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Police: Deaths a 'shock to the community'

Wiltshire Police have issued a statement thanking the community in Devizes for their support as they continue to investigate the deaths of a former officer and his partner.

News of these tragic deaths will have been a shock to the community and our thoughts are with the families and friends of the two people involved. I would like to reiterate that this is an isolated incident and reassure members of the community that Devizes is a safe place. I would like to thank residents for their understanding as there will be an increased police presence on the estate as officers continue to conduct vital enquiries.

– Chief Inspector Mark Sellers, Wiltshire Police

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