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Police called to injured person in Ilford home discover two people dead inside

PUBLISHED: 15:31 29 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:57 29 August 2019

Forensic investigators at the scene. Picture: Imogen Braddick

Forensic investigators at the scene. Picture: Imogen Braddick

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Police officers have cordoned off a house in Ilford this afternoon after they received reports of a person injured and discovered a man and a woman dead inside the property.

A police cordon remains in place off The Drive after police officers responding to reports of a person injured discovered two people dead inside a property. Picture: Imogen BraddickA police cordon remains in place off The Drive after police officers responding to reports of a person injured discovered two people dead inside a property. Picture: Imogen Braddick

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman confirmed officers were called to a house on The Drive in Ilford at 12.57pm on Thursday, August 29 "following a report of an injured person".

The spokeswoman added: "Officers, London Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance Service attended and found a man and a woman who were both declared deceased.

A police cordon remains in place off The Drive after police officers responding to reports of a person injured discovered two people dead inside a property. Picture: Imogen BraddickA police cordon remains in place off The Drive after police officers responding to reports of a person injured discovered two people dead inside a property. Picture: Imogen Braddick

"Work is underway to establish their identities."

A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics were called to "reports of an incident" at a residential address in The Drive at 1.03pm.

A police cordon remains in place off The Drive after police officers responding to reports of a person injured discovered two people dead inside a property. Picture: Imogen BraddickA police cordon remains in place off The Drive after police officers responding to reports of a person injured discovered two people dead inside a property. Picture: Imogen Braddick

She added: "We sent two ambulance crews, three medics in cars, a medic on a motorbike and an incident response officer to the scene.

"Sadly, two people were pronounced dead at the scene."

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Imogen BraddickForensic officers at the scene. Picture: Imogen Braddick

A crime scene remains in place.

A Recorder reporter at the scene confirmed police officers had begun searching a car parked outside the home.

Forensic investigators at the scene. Picture: Imogen BraddickForensic investigators at the scene. Picture: Imogen Braddick

Neighbours also claimed investigating officers had already been asking residents nearby if they had any CCTV footage that might cover the house.

No arrests have been made.

Police enquiries continue.

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