UK police launch murder investigation after an elderly woman was killed and her husband suffered injuries

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Police have launched a murder investigation after an 88-year-old woman was killed and her husband, 88, suffered life-threatening injuries at their village home.

Ambulance crews were called to Langwith Junction, Derbys., at 9.30am on Saturday (15/1) after receiving reports of a couple with serious injuries.

When they arrived at a house on Station Road they found the woman dead and her husband badly hurt.

He was rushed to hospital where he is being treated for "life-threatening injuries".

Derbyshire Police launched a murder investigation but have not yet confirmed whether they are looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Police say the family of the couple have been made aware and are being supported by specialist officers.

Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Hayley Barnett, said: "This is an understandably shocking incident for the community in Langwith Junction and our thoughts are with everyone affected - in particular those family and friends of the man and woman.

"Residents in and around Station Road will see an increased police presence in the coming days and I want to reassure all those in the area that all force resources, as well as regional colleagues from the EMSOU Major Crime team, are working to understand the full circumstances of this incident.

"I would urge anyone who has any information about the incident to contact the force, in confidence, as a matter of urgency."