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Police ‘not looking for anyone else’ after man and women found dead in Upminster house

PUBLISHED: 12:15 11 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:23 14 July 2017

Officers guard the house in Blyth Walk, Upminster where a family were found dead. Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah

Officers guard the house in Blyth Walk, Upminster where a family were found dead. Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah

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Police have said they are “not looking for anyone else” after a man and women – thought to have been mother and son – were found dead yesterday.

Blyth Walk, Upminster. Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah Blyth Walk, Upminster. Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah

Police have said they are “not looking for anyone else” after a man and women – thought to have been mother and son – were found dead on Monday.

Officers were called at around 9.30am to Blyth Walk, Upminster, and found an 89-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man injured.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

“It’s going to be a rather sad case,” a Met spokesman told the Recorder.

“The death of the woman is being treated as suspicious. The death of the man is being treated as non-suspicious.”

Post-mortem examinations will take place at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, on Wednesday.

Police are still trying to inform next of kin.

Residents of Blyth Walk, watched in shock as officers stood outside guarding the two-storey home on Monday, while detectives carried out forensics for most of the day.

A neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “We hardly saw the mother but we saw the son, he kept himself to himself.

“But when he came out he was nice. He used to go round the corner and get a couple of cans.

“The mother was a lovely lady.”

“I always found him to be a nice person. He said to me once, ‘thank you for keeping an eye on my mum’.

But another neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: “Let’s just say there’s been a big mistake.”

A building company manager, who had been working on a neighbour’s house, said he had called the police to their home, after a commotion in late May.

“We heard the mum screaming,” he said.

“I sent one of my workers to bang on the door to get his attention ... we called the police. They took them both away.”

The police spokesman confirmed: “Officers were called to reports of a domestic incident at 9:39am on Wednesday, 31 May, to the address in Blyth Road.

“A male at the location was taken to hospital after suffering a mental health crisis.

“A woman at the location was left in care of social services. No offences were disclosed.”

And yesterday the building manager said he saw, who he believed was the elderly woman’s carer, standing outside their home after finding them dead.

“She was crying, both were dead on the floor,” he continued.

But a 90-year-old resident, who also wished to remain anonymous, commented: “We have lived here for 70 years. They were a lovely family. They’ve never been any bother.

“I cannot understand what’s the problem because we have seen him since he was a child.”

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