Man's body found after mother and daughter's murder in Shropshire

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A man was found dead today just hours after the murdered bodies of a mother and her teenage daughter were discovered by police.

Neighbours in Hampton Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, said Susan McFall and her daughter Francesca lived at the address with Mrs McFall's husband Hugh.

Police discovered the women's bodies after being called to the property at 5am today.

A man's body was found at an industrial unit nearby a few hours later. Detectives said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Police said the man's body, believed to be Mr McFall, was found at an industrial unit in St Martins, several miles from Oswestry.

Craig Jones, a mechanic who works in the unit next door, said Mr McFall used the address as a base for his business, selling flowers to local supermarkets.

He said: "As I drove into work this morning at about 8.40am two police cars followed me in.

"I thought they were following me but they went next door. I think they kicked the door down, then they came round and told us we'd have to lock up. Now there are about four police cars here.

"I heard they found Hugh's body inside, and his truck is parked down the road.

"It's a shock because nothing ever happens in Oswestry."

Mr Jones said Mr McFall "kept himself to himself" and had been renting the unit for around a month.