Neighbours' shock and sadness as bodies removed from Radford property

A police vehicle at the scene on Hartley Road, Radford
A police vehicle at the scene on Hartley Road, Radford -Credit:Nottingham Post

Neighbours on a residential street in Nottingham have expressed their shock and sadness after two bodies were seen being removed from a property. Forensic officers in white suits were spotted at an address on Hartley Road, Radford, on Tuesday evening (May 21).

Two bodies were removed from the property through the back garden. The front of the property was cordoned off with what appeared to be red hazard tape.

The most recent occupants of the property are thought to be a woman in her 40s and her teenage daughter. One neighbour said they had not been seen for around three months.

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Neighbour Deborah Williams said she last saw the pair in February, but didn't think this was unusual as they would often be away for months from time to time. She said: "I noticed that a video I took of the back of my house from February to report fly tipping to the council also showed their house and you could see the windows open then.

"My pictures show the windows last being closed around February 9. It's a crying shame."

Ms Williams said officers looked though the bins located at the property as "they hadn't been taken out in a while". She said: "The mum always seemed very calm. It's a shame. They seemed to be living a simple, normal life, not drawing any unnecessary attention."

Another neighbour also said it had been months since she saw the mother and her daughter, who are believed to have lived there for eight years. She said: "I saw the police investigating but wasn’t sure what happened.

"I didn’t see any suspicious activity before. It’s shocking to know something like this has happened on our doorstep. It’s just a normal residential street."

Another neighbour, who wished to keep her identity private, said: "It’s very sad, I’m at a loss for words. I’ve tried finding out online what exactly happened but couldn’t find anything. It’s so sad."

Another added: "It’s shocking and very sad. I didn’t know them enough to speak to them, just knew that they lived there. The police have been here investigating for a few hours."

Another resident said that police were there at 2pm when she came home from work, but didn't know the people who lived in the house. And a seventh person in the street described the moment when a funeral services van was parked at the back of the house as "eerie".

A police van was still parked outside the property at 9.30pm on Tuesday, while the front of the house continued to be sealed off with red tape to prevent access. A police car also remained parked at the back of the house.

Nottinghamshire Live has approached Nottinghamshire Police for comment.