Boy, 5, and man found dead in house in Leicester

A five-year-old boy and a 41-year-old man have been found dead in a house in Leicester.

The bodies were found at a property in Hopyard Close after police were called at 9pm on Monday.

East Midlands Ambulance Service and the air ambulance also attended but both people were declared dead at the scene.

Police are investigating and said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths at this stage.

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 its 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.”

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