A man and a woman have been found dead inside a house when the alarm was raised after she didn’t turn up for work.
Officers attended the address in North Shields, Tyneside, after concerns were raised when she was absent from her job.
A man in his 60s and a woman her 50s were found deceased at the address, Chronicle Live reports.
The deaths are being treated as unexplained however there is not believed to be any wider risk to the public.
The families are being supported at this tragic time and police have asked the wider public to refrain from speculation surrounding the two deaths.
Police are to remain at the scene throughout the day and anyone with concerns is encouraged to speak to them.
A house on The Quadrant has been cordoned off, with a police presence remaining at the address.
The two deaths are currently being treated as unexplained.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At about 2.15pm on Monday, we received a report of concern for a woman after she failed to turn up for work.
“Officers attended her home address on the Quadrant, North Shields, and sadly found two occupants, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s, deceased.
“The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained and there is not believed to be any wider risk to the public.
“The families of both people have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers during this tragic time.
“We would ask that people refrain from any speculation, both in public and on social media, as officers continue to establish the circumstances surrounding the deaths.
“Officers will remain in the area throughout the day and anyone with concerns are encouraged to speak to them.”