Two women found dead at Nottingham house were council tenants

Two women whose bodies were undiscovered "for some time" at a Nottingham house were council tenants, it has been revealed. The bodies, believed to be those of a mother and daughter, were found by police at an address in Hartley Road, Radford on Tuesday morning (May 21).

Nottinghamshire Police, who received a call regarding their welfare at 11.04am, said their deaths were not being treated as suspicious. But the force said the bodies had not been found for some time.

A spokesperson for Nottingham City Council confirmed the women were tenants in a council property. “We were deeply saddened to hear the news and our thoughts are with the friends, family and neighbours of the two residents at this time," they said.

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"We are currently liaising closely with the police to understand the circumstances around this tragic incident.” Neighbours told Nottinghamshire Live they had not seen the pair for at least three weeks.

Some described the younger woman as being "physically challenged", and waiting for a taxi every morning along with her mum. The city council spokesperson said they were unable to confirm whether they were known to social services at this stage.

Detective Chief Inspector Ruby Burrow said: "This is a tragic case and we are currently working to understand exactly how and when these people died. Whilst our investigation remains at an early stage, we do not currently believe what happened to be suspicious.

"We have enlisted the help of a forensic pathologist and will be in a better position to determine what has happened once they conclude their report." She said said officers would remain at the address for "at least the rest of the day".