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Investigation Launched After Death of Man and Child in Leicester

A five-year-old boy and a man, 41, have died after being found unconscious at a house in Leicester.

Police were called to Hopyard Close at 9pm yesterday (Monday 24 July) where the pair were discovered.

Leicester Time: Investigation Launched After Death of Man and Child in Leicester
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East Midlands Ambulance Service and the air ambulance also attended but despite efforts, both were declared dead at the scene.

An investigation is being carried out into the circumstances surrounding the deaths and the events leading up to the incident.

At this stage police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

A scene preservation remains on at the property while the investigation continues.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Sinski, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit major crime team, said: “Following the tragic news that a child and a man have died, detectives are working to understand what happened inside the address last night.

“I understand this incident will raise many questions but our investigation is currently in it’s very early stages.

“I can reassure people that there is no risk to the public and at this time we do not believe anyone else was involved in the incident.

“Families of the two deceased are being supported by officers at this very difficult time.”