Mystery as young couple are found dead at home in Yorkshire village

POLICE have launched an investigation after the bodies of a young couple were found at a property in Rastrick, West Yorkshire on Monday evening.

The bodies of a man and woman were discovered following a concerning call relating to the safety of the pair.

Forensic teams were joined at the scene by investigation officers from the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service following reports of a fire at the same property.

However, the blaze was already extinguished by the time fire crews arrived.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called to Smith Crescent in Rastrick around 6pm on Monday December 18 following a concern for safety.

“Officers attended and found the bodies of a woman and man. A scene remains in place as officers continue their enquiries.

“At this time, the deaths are being treated as unexplained.”

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire crews were called to a property in Smith Crescent, Rastrick, Brighouse, at 19.30 hrs on December 18.

“Fire engines from Rastrick and Huddersfield attended. A fire at the property was confirmed out on arrival of crews.

“The bodies of a man and woman were found inside the property.

“A fire investigation officer is attending the scene today to look into the circumstances around the fire.

“West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is working alongside West Yorkshire Police as enquiries continue.

“At this time, the deaths are being treated as unexplained.”

A police cordon remains in place at the first floor flat.

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