Huddersfield: Man arrested on suspicion of double murder after two people found dead at house

A man has been arrested on suspicion of a double murder after two people were found dead at a house in West Yorkshire.

A man and a woman were confirmed to have died at the scene in Harpe Inge, Dalton, Huddersfield.

Police said they had both suffered multiple injuries.

A man from Huddersfield, aged in his 30s, has now been arrested on suspicion of both murders and is in custody for questioning, West Yorkshire Police said.

Emergency services were called to the property just before 10am on Monday.

Detective Superintendent Marc Bowes said: "This has clearly been an exceptionally serious offence and I can promise residents that a full investigation is ongoing into the murder of this man and woman.

"We are conducting extensive inquiries at the scene and at other locations in the Dalton area as we investigate the circumstances of what took place."

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The detective went on to appeal to anyone who "saw suspicious activity overnight" at the property, and urged them to contact police.

"Residents in the nearby area will also note an increased police presence on their streets and I want to reassure them and the wider community we are doing all we can to bring persons responsible for this offence to justice," he added.