Man dead and woman seriously injured in Bircotes

An investigation is underway after a man was found dead at a house in Bircotes, Nottinghamshire this morning. A woman was also taken to hospital with serious injuries, while two children were found uninjured.

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Bircotes shooting: pictures of couple

Seriously injured: Shani Cockerell Credit: Ross Parry

Pictures have been released of the man killed and the woman injured in a shooting at a house in Bircotes, North Nottinghamshire. The dead man has been named locally as 37-year-old Paul White. Police believe he shot his partner, 33-year-old Shani Cockerell before turning the gun on himself.

They say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shooting - and that Ms Cockerell was a "victim".

Fatally shot: Paul White Credit: Ross Parry

A post mortem examination on Mr White will be held next week. Ms Cockerell is described as being ''serious but stable" in hospital. Local residents say the couple had been together for many years.

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