Murder probe launched after double death

A murder investigation was launched today after the bodies of a woman and a child were found at a house in southern England.

A murder investigation was launched today after the bodies of a woman and a child were found at a house.

Hampshire Police said a relative of the dead woman made the discovery at 9.05am at the property in Totton, near Southampton.

Their next of kin are currently being notified and post-mortem examinations on the bodies are expected to take place tonight or tomorrow morning.

mfl A Hampshire Police spokesman said: "Detectives from Hampshire Major Crime Team have launched a murder inquiry after the bodies of a woman and a child were found at an address in Myrtle Avenue in Totton, near Southampton.


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"Officers were called to the address at 9.05am this morning when the bodies were discovered by a relative.

"Detectives are currently trying to establish the circumstances that led to the deaths and are appealing for information."

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He said police were keen to speak to anyone who had seen someone acting suspiciously in the Myrtle Avenue area, or who had left a house in an "agitated state''.

The Hampshire coroner has been informed.

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