Police launch investigation into unexplained deaths of couple at their home in Wilfred Avenue Halton

Police have launched an investigation after the deaths of a couple at their home in Leeds.

By Joe Cooper
Monday, 17th August 2020, 3:06 pm
Updated Monday, 17th August 2020, 3:46 pm
Police are still on the scene at the house in Halton
Police are still on the scene at the house in Halton

Police are investigating after the unexplained deaths of a man and a woman, both aged in their 90s.

The couple were pronounced death at 12.46pm on Sunday (August 16), when paramedics were called to their address in Wilfred Avenue in Halton, Leeds.

Police did not outline any possible cause of death but have ordered post mortem examinations to take place.

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No adjoining properties have been evacuated and the police scene has been put in place around the couple's property in the east Leeds neighbourhood.

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A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police are carrying out enquiries into the unexplained deaths of an elderly couple at their home in Leeds.

"The man and woman, both aged in their nineties, were pronounced dead at 12:46pm yesterday (16/8) when paramedics were called to their address in Wilfred Avenue, Halton.

"A scene remains in place at the property and enquiries are ongoing. Post mortem examinations are due to be held to establish the causes of their deaths."

A Yorkshire Evening Post reporter is at the scene this afternoon (Monday).

The couple have been named locally as Alan and Audrey.

They are believed to have lived in the street for several decades.

A woman living opposite said they were a "lovely couple" but did not want to speak further.

Neighbours said the pair were frequently seen out to on walks to the local Tesco to pick up a newspaper.

Brandon Haigh, 17, said: "I used to say hello quite a lot to them on the street.

"We hadn't seen Alan as much lately as apparently he had been ill.

"The police have been hear since yesterday, we don't know anything more about what's happened."

Another woman, who did not want to be identified, said: "Whenever we popped out and saw them on the street we'd say hi to them, but that's about it."

Others in the street said "they kept themselves to themselves".

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