Dunkeswell farm deaths treated as murder-suicide

Police at property
Image caption Police found the bodies of a husband and wife at the farmhouse

A husband and wife whose bodies were discovered at a farmhouse died in an apparent murder-suicide, police have said.

The couple, named locally as Michael Beck, 62 and Nicola Beck, 52, were found dead at around 11:40 GMT on Wednesday.

Their home, near Dunkeswell, Devon, remains cordoned off.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the deaths are being treated as a "domestic related murder and suicide".

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'Isolated Incident'

Det Insp Steve Davies, from the Major Crime Unit, said: "We are conducting house-to-house enquiries and have been carrying out searches at the premises today.

"We are not looking for any other person in connection with this isolated incident and can confirm that no other person was present at the premises at the time of this incident."

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