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Policeman, 39, and three-year-old child are found dead at home

Policeman, 39, and three-year-old child are found dead at home in Kidderminster after officers were called over ‘concerns for their welfare’

A serving West Mercia Police officer and a three-year-old child were found dead today at a house in Kidderminster.

The bodies of the 39-year-old man and child were discovered in the Worcestershire town by officers from the same force following concerns for their welfare.

An investigation has been launched into the deaths, which are being treated as unexplained and have been described by the force as a ‘tragic incident’.

Cairndhu Drive in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, where the discovery was made (file image)

Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Jones said: ‘It is with great sadness that I share the news that a serving police officer and a three-year-old child have passed away.

‘While the circumstances of the deaths are not fully known, this is clearly a tragic incident and our deepest condolences are with family and colleagues.’

A police spokesman said: ‘Earlier today we attended an address in Cairndhu Drive in Kidderminster following concerns for the welfare of a man and young child.

‘On arrival officers found the man, aged 39, and a three-year-old child had sadly passed away. The man was a serving West Mercia Police officer.

‘We have launched an investigation into the deaths, which are currently being treated as unexplained. It is with great sadness that we share this news today.

‘Whilst the circumstances surrounding the deaths are not fully known, this is clearly a tragic incident. Our deepest condolences are with the officer’s family, friends and colleagues.’

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