Father and son named as victims in double murder investigation in Hartlepool

The bodies of Peter Cooke junior and senior were found at a property in Hartlepool. Credit: Cleveland Police

A father and son have been named as the victims at the centre of a double murder investigation.

Both named Peter Cooke, aged 68 and 36, the men were found at a property on Eaglesfield Road, in Hartlepool, on Friday 15 March.

Cleveland Police said their family was being helped by specially-trained officers and had asked for privacy.

The force is carrying out high visibility reassurance patrols in the area, while the investigation continues.

Police confirmed on Monday that a 39-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder remains on police bail while officers make inquiries.


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