Investigation Underway Into Deaths Of Man And Niece In Nottinghamshire Caravan Park

30 August 2018, 06:13 | Updated: 30 August 2018, 06:15

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Detectives are investigating the deaths of a man and his niece at a caravan park in Nottinghamshire.

Richard Thompson, 66, and his 48-year-old niece Lisa Butler were both treated for their injuries by paramedics on Tuesday evening, Nottinghamshire Police said.

The force added that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths as it is believed to be an isolated incident.

Mr Thompson, of Old Mill Lane, Forest Town, and Ms Butler, of Mansfield, were pronounced dead shortly after the arrival of paramedics.

Officers had been called to an incident in Forest Town and a residential address in Old Mill Lane just after 10pm to assist ambulance crews.

A spokeswoman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 9.59pm on 28 August to a private address in Forest Town, Mansfield.

"The caller reported that two patients were experiencing life-threatening medical emergencies.

"We sent a paramedic in an ambulance car and a crewed ambulance to the scene."

Detective Inspector Rich Monk, who is leading the investigation, said: "Post mortems are taking place this evening to establish the exact cause of death, however following our initial investigations we now believe this is an isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

"Our investigation will continue to establish the full circumstances and we are liaising with the family to offer them support following this tragic incident."