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Pensioner couple found together died of natural causes

A pensioner couple found dead together in their home in Treorchy on Tuesday morning died of natural causes say police.

Police outside the home at Ynyswen Road Treorchy on Tuesday. Credit: ITV Wales News

South Wales Police say the "tragic sudden deaths" of Mary Jenkins, 77, and Anthony Jenkins, 78, at Ynyswen Road Treorchy, are of a result of natural causes, which was revealed following post mortem examinations.

Therefore these deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

The family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

– South Wales Police

Neighbours shocked at deaths of elderly couple

Tributes have been paid to a couple who were discovered dead at their home in the Rhondda.

Police at the scene at Ynyswen Road in Treorchy. Credit: ITV Wales News / Hannah Thomas

The bodies of Mary and Anthony Jenkins, both 77, were discovered by police on Tuesday morning.

Their deaths are being treated as "unexplained" by police who were called to their property on Ynyswen Road.

It's a real shame and so sad. Everyone here is so shocked, they were well liked.

Mary was often out and about but her husband was quieter. The first I knew about it was seeing that there were police outside.

– Neighbour Bryant Keddie

Police were still at the scene on Wednesday.

DCI Mark Lewis, from South Wales Police, said: "The cause of their deaths has not yet been established and we are investigating the circumstances at present. At this time the deaths are being treated as unexplained."


PICTURED: Aftermath of Treorchy floods

One house had to tear up the floor Credit: Mike Griffiths/ITV News

Residents in Treorchy are returning to their homes after flash floods hit the area overnight.

A local pumping station failed during heavy rainfall causing 30 homes to be evacuated.

One resident told ITV News they saw water coming in through the front and back of their house.

The picture above shows the floor of one house which had to be taken up.

Damaged furniture in a house on High Street, Treorchy Credit: Mike Griffiths/ITV News

Cyber bullying: Only Boys Aloud member shares his story

Shocking figures have been released on the number of our children and young people who are being bullied online.

The information comes from the Princes Trust. They've found 14% of youngsters report being bullied online. 20% of youngsters say they've seen more bullying online than in person

39% of the youngsters have friends online who they've never met face to face.

ITV Wales has been hearing from one young victim, who's a member of the celebrated Welsh choir, Only Boys Aloud.

You can see more on tonight's edition of 'Hacio' - on S4C at 9.55pm.


Only Boys Aloud's Morgan Westcott shares cyber-bullying story

The modern world of reality TV and social media has helped make a star of Morgan Westcott - a singer in choir Only Boys Aloud - but it's also made him a victim of cyber bullying.

It comes as figures released by The Prince's Trust show one in five young people have been bullied online.

You can see more on our current affairs programme 'Hacio' - on S4C at 9.55pm tonight.