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Deaths of elderly pair in Essex bungalow 'unexplained'

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Image caption The bodies of a man and woman were found at a property in Eastwood Road, Leigh-on-Sea

The deaths of an elderly couple found in an Essex bungalow are being treated as "unexplained", police have said.

The bodies of a man and woman were found at a property in Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea, at about 18:25 BST on Tuesday.

Officers went to the bungalow with "concerns for the welfare" of the pair. Both were declared dead at the scene.

Essex Police said its investigations were ongoing.

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Essex Fire Service confirmed it was called to the property and said initial reports were of a gas leak but it had no further information.

Police have said they will not comment further until post-mortem examinations have been conducted.

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Image caption The bodies of a man and woman were found at a property in Eastwood Road, Leigh-on-Sea

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