Woman found dead at house in Hunwick

Police at scene
Image caption A cordon has been set up around the scene

A woman has been found dead at a house in a County Durham village.

Police called to the property at Hunwick, near Crook, earlier, also discovered an injured man.

He was airlifted to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A Durham Police spokesman said that officers would be interviewing him at "the earliest possible opportunity" and inquiries were ongoing.

The woman, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:15 GMT.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

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