Man and woman in their 70s found dead at home in North Yorkshire

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Two pensioners have been found dead at a home in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Police say they were discovered at an address in the market town of Pateley Bridge near Ripon on Wednesday afternoon.

In a statement, a spokesperson said: "Police were called to a property near Pateley Bridge shortly after 1.30pm on 30 December 2020, following a report from a concerned member of the public.

"Officers attended the scene at Blazefield and upon arrival sadly found the bodies of a man and a woman inside the property.

"Both the man and woman were aged in their seventies.

"Enquiries are being conducted and specially trained officers remain working at the scene, in order to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident."