Two pensioners found dead in Kent coastal town

A section of The Butchery was cordoned off throughout the morning
-Credit: (Image: Cllr Daniel Friend)


Two pensioners were found dead at a home along the Kent coast on Monday morning (July 8). Officers from Kent Police were called to the scene in Sandwich town centre shortly after 10am following reports of concern for two people in the area.

A large emergency service response soon took to the scene, with police and ambulance crews in attendance. Councillor Dan Friend, representative for Sandwich on Dover District Council, said at the time: “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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On Monday afternoon, a spokesperson for Kent Police said: “Kent Police was called to a property in Sandwich town centre shortly after 10am on Monday following concerns for two people.

"Officers attended and two people in their 90s were pronounced deceased at the scene. Enquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing but police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident."

Photos from the scene show multiple ambulances and police vehicles responding to the incident around The Butchery area, which was partially cordoned off throughout the morning.

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