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Man, 69, and woman 72, found dead in Stockport home after concerns for welfare

POLICE have today launched a murder investigation after the bodies of a 69-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman were found at a Stockport home.

Greater Manchester Police rushed to the home on Tuesday night – making the grim discovery after a report of concern for welfare.

Officers today confirmed they were investigating the deaths, with the couple named locally as Denis and Lynda Cooper.

One neighbour, who asked not to be named, told the Manchester Evening News: “They were a very nice, friendly couple.

“We didn’t know them really well, but would often chat about gardening. We don’t want to speculate about what happened.”

Senior Investigating Officer Bob Tonge of GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “This is a very sad incident and our thoughts are with the family at this unimaginably difficult time.

“We are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with this incident.

“However, we remain keen to hear from anyone who has information and may help us understand events during the preceding days.

“It is important for the family of those who have died that we establish the full circumstances of their deaths.

“If you can assist our enquiries, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Police had arrived at the Sandown Road home in Hazel Grove about 7.30pm on Tuesday.

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8797 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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