Millom double murder probe: Suspect held

Scene of Millom double murder
Image caption A section of Newton Street remains cordoned off

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two women were found dead at a house in Cumbria.

A police spokesman said one woman was aged in her 50s and the other was in her 20s.

The pair were found in a terraced house in Newton Street, Millom, at about 08:40 BST.

The spokesman said a 23-year-old man from Millom, believed to be related to the victims, was arrested nearby and was being questioned.

He said: "Police are continuing with their inquiries but at this time they do not suspect anyone else to be involved."

A post-mortem examination will take place on Sunday.

The women have not yet been formally identified.

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