South Shields police find man and woman dead in house
The bodies of a 44-year-old man and a woman, 73, have been found at a house on South Tyneside.
Northumbria Police said they received reports of concerns for the occupants of the house on Heron Drive, South Shields shortly before 12:30 GMT.
Officers found the pair dead but say there are no suspicious circumstances and police are not searching for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Inquiries are continuing to trace the next of kin.