Police update after two pensioners found dead in Kent town

Police and paramedics rushed to The Butchery in Sandwich on Monday, July 8
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Police have given an update after two pensioners were found dead in a home along the Kent coast. Officers remain at the scene on Tuesday, July 9 after the discovery following concerns for welfare.

A large emergency service response was called to a property in Sandwich town centre shortly after 10am on Monday, July 8. Officers from Kent Police and paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service took to the scene in The Butchery area, which was subsequently cordoned off.

A spokesperson for Kent Police has now said: “Kent Police was called to a property in Sandwich town centre shortly after 10am on Monday 8 July 2024 following concerns for two people. Officers attended and two people in their 90s were pronounced deceased at the scene.”

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Investigations into the circumstances of the deaths of the two people are ongoing and officers remain at the scene completing enquiries. It has now been confirmed that the two deaths are not being treated as suspicious and a report is currently being prepared for the coroner.

Photographs from the scene at the time showed a large emergency service presence in attendance, with multiple ambulances and police vehicles in the area around The Butchery.

Councillor Dan Friend, representative for Sandwich on Dover District Council, said on Monday: “There is an incident currently occurring at The Butchery. I've received an update from the police. There is a multi agency operation, the incident has been contained and there is no danger to the public. There will be a heightened police presence for the rest of today at least.”

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