Suspected murder-suicide in Ealing

A couple in their 60s has been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide at a house in Ealing.

They're believed to be Judith Brierley, who was 67 and Kim Matthews, who was 62.

Police were called to the property on Friday morning and found the body of a man hanging.

They found a woman's body strangled upstairs.

Officers searched the house because the pair had failed to contact their relatives over Christmas.

Mr Matthews and Ms Brierley were long-term partners and lived together at the home.

Whilst we continue to keep an open mind in relation to this investigation, we believe this to be an isolated incident with no third party involvement.

I would like to express my condolences to the families of Kim and Judith at this very sad time.

– Detective Chief Inspector Matt Bonner.