Major police update after Welsh woman and TV paramedic found dead at home

Police have issued an update on a murder investigation in Hednesford, Staffordshire, in which a man and woman were found dead in a house. The two have been named as 22-year-old Lauren Evans, from Bridgend and 24-year-old Daniel Duffield, from Cannock.

At 12.30pm on Tuesday, June 25 officers were alerted by West Midlands Ambulance Service colleagues at an address on Alpine Drive, Hednesford. A woman and a man, believed to be Ms Evans and Mr Duffield, were found dead inside.

Staffordshire Police issued an update at 5.10pm on Friday, June 28 to confirm they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths. Post mortems were concluded on Friday and the cause of death is now a matter for an inquest, with a file being prepared for the coroner.

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Mr Duffield was a paramedic who starred in a Channel 4 documentary on frontline workers. West Midlands Ambulance Service has confirmed that Mr Duffield worked for them. He also appeared on Channel 4's 999: On the Frontline.

Specialist officers are continuing to support the families of those involved. Detective superintendent Nicki Addison from the force's major investigations department said: "This incident has understandably devastated the families and loved ones of those involved.

"We’d like to reiterate that the families have asked for their privacy to be respected at this tragic time. Please respect that. And again, we’d like to remind you that speculation is unhelpful and hurtful to the families – and can hinder our investigation.

A forensic police van at the scene
A forensic police van at the scene -Credit:BirminghamLive

"I’d like to thank everyone who has given us information. We expect the scene to be released once we’ve finished all of our investigative work and forensic examination."

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