Stansted deaths: Man arrested after two people die at house in Essex

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder

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A murder investigation is underway after two people died at a house in Stansted, police have said.

A man and a woman were found injured when officers and ambulance staff arrived at the property on Wednesday night but were later pronounced dead at the scene.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held in custody, Essex Police have said.

A force spokesman said: "We were contacted just before 11pm and attended an address in Bentfield Gardens alongside the amublance service to find a man and a woman injured inside. Sadly both were pronounced dead."

Anyone with information has been asked to contact DCI Simon Werrett at the Brentwood major investigation team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.