Elderly couple found dead in Kippford near Dalbeattie named

A police officer stands outside the couple's home in Kippford, near Dalbeattie Credit: Police Scotland

Police Scotland has released the names of an elderly couple found dead in their home in the village of Kippford, three miles south of Dalbeattie.

The man has been named as William Derbyshire, aged 77, and the woman as Linda Hughes, aged 81.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 4:20pm on Wednesday 25 January, police were called to an address in Merse Way, Kippford, near Dalbeattie where a 77-year-old man and an 81-year-old woman were found dead within."Their deaths are not being treated as suspicious and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."

The house where the couple were found is situated in a development of over 30 homes where many of the houses are second homes or holiday homes.

One villager said: "They were elderly and seemed to keep themselves to themselves.

"It’s been a great shock for everyone but we haven’t been told anything by the police other than that they are investigating the deaths of the man and woman."

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