Britain's bloody weekend gets even WORSE: Another double murder probe launched as two pensioners are found dead in their peaceful Yorkshire home

Sheffield news: The couple were found dead in their home near the south Yorkshire city
Sheffield news: The couple were found dead in their home near the south Yorkshire city

The couple's killing comes as police forces across the country deal with multiple fatalities in the last 48 hours

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SOUTH Yorkshire Police have launched a double murder investigation after two pensioners were found with fatal injuries at their home in Sheffield this morning.

A 51-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of the couple, who were both in their 70s.

Officers were called to the property in a quiet residential street - Terrey Road in Dore - at 10.15am on Sunday where the two bodies were discovered.

The double murder took place in Terrey Road, to the south west of Sheffield
The double murder took place in Terrey Road, to the south west of Sheffield

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said both the deceased were “critically injured” and they were pronounced dead at the scene.

He added: “A 51-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody at this time.

“Specially trained officers are supporting the families of those confirmed dead at this time.”

Chief Superintendent Shelley Hemsley said: “This incident will have no doubt caused a lot of concern within the community and our thoughts remain with the families of the pair who have sadly lost their lives this morning.

“We have a number of officers at the scene and expect them to be there for quite some time today as we carry out a thorough investigation.

“Anyone who may have any information – no matter how small it may seem – should contact us as it may assist with our enquiries.”

It comes after a bloody weekend across Britain with multiple murders now being investigated by police forces across the country.

The Sheffield double murders are the latest in a spate of killings to hit Britain this weekend
The Sheffield double murders are the latest in a spate of killings to hit Britain this weekend

The Metropolitan Police has launched a separate double murder probe into the fatal stabbing of two 16-year-old boys in south east London.

The stabbings happened around 5pm on Saturday evening a mile apart in Greenwich. Detectives are trying to determine whether the incidents are linked.

And another murder investigation is underway after a man died of his injuries following a fight in west London.

Emergency services were called to the area around Richmond Bridge around 4am on Saturday. A man in his early 30s was found suffering from and later died from serious injuries.

Anyone with information on any of this weekend's incidents, or who thinks they might know any of those involved is asked to contact the police on their 101 number.

Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.