Man and woman found dead in home

An officer stands by the alleyway cordon at the back of the property where two people were found dead

An officer stands by the alleyway cordon at the back of the property where two people were found dead - Credit: Sarah Burgess

A police cordon remains in place after two people were found dead in a home on the edge of Norwich.

Police were called to an address in Middleton Crescent, New Costessey, at 11.30am on Saturday, July 31, following concerns for their safety.

The house on the right is subject to police enquiries and a cordon in New Costessey as police investigate a double death

The house on the right is subject to police enquiries and a cordon in New Costessey as police investigate a double death - Credit: Sarah Burges

When they arrived, officers found the bodies of a man and a woman inside the property.

A cordon was placed around the address, which is a two-minute walk from the local high school Ormiston Victory Academy. 

Just before 8am, only one police car remained on scene

Police in Middleton Crescent, Costessey, where two people were found dead - Credit: Sarah Burgess

Police are working to establish the circumstances leading up to the deaths, which are being treated as unexplained.

By Sunday morning, the area was relatively quiet — with two police cars outside the house.

The front of the property was manned by one officer, while the cordoned-off alleyway at the back of the property, on Oak Close, was manned by another.

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Just before 8am, officers began knocking on the doors of neighbouring houses.

An officer stands at the front of the house in New Costessey where two people were found dead

An officer stands at the front of the house in New Costessey where two people were found dead - Credit: Sarah Burgess

Det Insp Matt Stuart said: "We are still in the very early stages of our investigation and officers are working to establish the events leading up to these deaths.

"However, whilst we must keep an open mind about the circumstances, our initial enquiries lead us to believe this is an isolated incident.”

People expressed their shock on a local community Facebook group yesterday.

One said: "Police are still on Middleton Crescent, more the Oak Close way and have been there since 1pm. Two cop vans and a cop car."

Another person added: "I've been watching forensics all day in and out."

Just before 8am, only one police car remained on scene

Police in Middleton Crescent, Costessey, where two people were found dead - Credit: Sarah Burgess

A local resident said: "There are four forensic vans and the alley way is all taped off."

Another person who lives locally said: "Police have been asking when was the last time people who live there been seen."

No more information has been released so far by police.

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