A man has been arrested and detectives have launched a murder investigation after two bodies were found in a house in Huddersfield.
Officers were called to a home at Harpe Inge 9:53am on Monday. There, they found a man and woman who had sustained multiple injuries in an ‘exceptionally serious attack’ before dying at the scene.
Police are still at the scene while forensic examination takes place, both at the home where the bodies were found and other ‘nearby locations’.
However, it later emerged that a local man in his 30s had been arrested on suspicion of both murders and taken into custody for questioning, West Yorkshire Police said.
Detective Superintendent Marc Bowes said: ‘This has clearly been an exceptionally serious offence and I can promise residents that a full investigation is ongoing into the murder of this man and woman.
‘We are conducting extensive enquiries at the scene and at other locations in the Dalton area as we investigate the circumstances of what took place.’
He also asked anyone with information to get in touch, adding: ‘I am appealing for anyone who saw suspicious activity overnight or this morning at the property on Harpe Inge to contact us.
‘Residents in the nearby area will also note an increased police presence on their streets and I want to reassure them and the wider community we are doing all we can to bring persons responsible for this offence to justice.’
The air ambulance left the scene after it was determined that the man and the woman could not be saved.