Northern Ireland

Londonderry: Man and woman in their 20s die suddenly

Police officer

Two young people have died suddenly in Londonderry.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of a man and a woman, both believed to be in their 20s.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it received a 999 call shortly after 17:30 GMT on Friday 17 January.

The caller said that someone was unconscious at a house in Claragh Court, Strathfoyle, Derry.

Two rapid response paramedics and two emergency crews attended. No-one was taken to hospital.

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan said the community was "shocked and saddened" by the deaths.

In a tweet DUP MLA Gary Middleton described the news as "very sad".

Both Ms Mullan and Mr Middleton added that their thoughts were with the families involved.

A police spokesperson said the deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

It's understood post-mortem examinations will be carried out.