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Deaths being treated as 'unexplained'

Police are treating the deaths of an adult and child in Merthyr Tydfil as unexplained.

The bodies, believed to be those of a woman and child, were found at a house in Church Street, Troedyrhiw, at around 4.20pm on Wednesday.

South Wales Police says next of kin have been informed and post mortem examinations are being arranged. An incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station.

Troedyrhiw is a close-knit community in Merthyr Tydfil and local people are obviously shocked. We have a team of officers at the scene and in the community looking for information that may assist our enquiries.

We would like to hear from anyone who has seen or heard anything suspicious or unusual in Church Street in recent weeks. The information may seem insignificant but could be important to the investigation.

– Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley

Detectives are investigating the circumstances leading up to the discovery of the bodies yesterday afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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Merthyr Tydfil deaths 'will impact on community'

Borough councillor Gareth Lewis says news that an adult and child have been found dead in Merthyr Tydfil will have a 'big impact' on people locally.

Police were called to an address in Church Street in the village of Troedyrhiw at 4.20pm this afternoon.

It is a very close-knit community, the people are very nice and will help the police as much as possible with their inquiry.

The information started to spread online, and it will have a big impact on this community and its people.

– Councillor Gareth Lewis

Troedyrhiw is part of an old coal-mining area, which Mr Lewis described as a 'typical, traditional Valleys community'.

Adult and child found dead at Merthyr Tydfil property

An adult and a child have been found dead at a property in the Troedyrhiw area of Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales Police have confirmed.

Police were called to the Church Street address at 4.20pm this afternoon.

Officers are currently at the scene, which has been cordoned off, while house-to-house enquiries are being carried out in the area.

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