Police are investigating suspected suicide attacks after the bodies of two men are found in a caravan park
Police investigate suspected murder-suicide after bodies of two men – one aged 67 and one aged seventy – were found in a caravan park
- Police believe the deaths were related and are not looking for a third party
- West Mercia police said the 67-year-old had died after an assault
- He was found dead in Knowle Sands Caravan Park, in Bridgnorth, Shropshire
- People walking by reportedly caught a glimpse of the crime scene
Police are investigating the deaths of two retirees after their bodies were discovered at a caravan park in a leafy Shropshire town.
Emergency services were called after a 67-year-old man was found dead at Knowle Sands Caravan Park, in Bridgnorth, on Thursday, May 21 at 4:15 PM.
He was discovered in a field in the popular spot, while the body of a second man in his seventies was found on a nearby track along the B4555 Bridgnorth to Eardington road.
The officers of the West Mercia police investigate the bodies of two men, one 67 and one 70, discovered in a field and on a footpath
West Mercia police said they believe the 67-year-old died after being attacked and treated the deaths as related.
It is believed that there is no third party involvement and agents are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bellamy said, “This is clearly a very tragic incident in which two men lost their lives and our thoughts are with their family and friends during this difficult time.
“We really believe that the deaths are related and we are not looking for anyone else at this stage.”
Emergency services were called after a 67-year-old man was found dead at Knowle Sands Caravan Park, in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Another was found in a nearby field
Pictured: Knowle Sands Caravan Park, in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, where two bodies were found in what was believed to be a murder – suicide
West Midlands Ambulance Service said they were called to the caravan park at around 4:00 PM because of “reports of a man with cardiac arrest.”
A spokesman added, “Three ambulances and a paramedic had arrived and arrived on arrival saying they said it was a cardiac arrest man.
“Unfortunately, nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead on the spot.”
Detectives bagged photo evidence on the spot while police officers secured the area.
Researchers were also spotted by a green mobile home carrying the Shropshire Star reportedly belonged to one of the men and much of the caravan park had been cordoned off.
The field where one of the victims was discovered reportedly borders the caravan park and public footpaths pass through it.
Detectives were seen in a green stationary caravan, believed to belong to one of the deceased men
Some residents said they told the star they caught a glimpse of the crime scene and said they were “shocked” when they saw something like this happening in the area.
A walker said, “How very sad. We just walk on during a walk and this was the last thing we thought we saw. ‘
Another, who told the local news service that they wanted to remain anonymous, added, “I saw a few ambulances in the park last night, then many police cars and detectives.
“The police spoke to me today, and I think they’re going to talk back and forth with everyone who lives near the caravan park, as well as people who live in the park.”
Police tape and blue plastic had been pictured on site, while police closed off much of the area to conduct their investigations