Two Dead in Bradford Domestic Attack

1 February 2016, 14:46


A man and a woman have been found dead at a house after a "devastating'' domestic attack.

Police were called to the property in Idle, Bradford, on Sunday, and found a 38-year-old woman with serious injuries to her neck and a 37-year-old man with serious injuries to his leg.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene and two knives were recovered from the property, West Yorkshire Police said.

A spokesman said officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

The couple, who have not been officially named, are thought to be the parents of a two-year-old girl, who is not believed to have been in the house at the time of the incident.

Staff at Wesley House Nursery, where the young girl attended, were said to be "shocked'' by the news.

Andrew Clifford, director of First Class Childcare, which owns the nursery, said: "It's pretty devastating for the staff as they have worked with that family very closely. They're very shocked. It's very sad news."

He added: "We have been told that the girl wasn't in the property at the time. I'm glad to hear that she wasn't caught up in anything, as much as she's going to have some very sad news to deal with.

"Our sympathies lie with the family at this time."

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called to an address in Idle at 6.23pm on Sunday after receiving a report of a domestic incident.

"Officers attended and found the body of a 38-year-old woman inside the property. She had suffered serious injuries to her neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

"A 37-year-old man was also found inside the house with serious injuries to his leg. He was also pronounced dead at the scene.

"Two knives were recovered from the property.

"Police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.''

Police appealed for anyone who heard or saw any suspicious activity in the area at around 6pm on Sunday to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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