Police officer and three-year-old child found dead in house

West Mercia Police said a 39-year-old man and a three-year-old child were found dead on arrival.

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West Mercia Police said officers attended an address in Cairndhu Drive.

An investigation has been launched after a serving police officer and child were found dead.

West Mercia Police said officers attended an address in Cairndhu Drive in Kidderminster following concerns for the welfare of a man and a young child at the address.

The force said a 39-year-old man and a three-year-old child were found dead on arrival.

The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained, police said.

The 39-year-old man was a serving officer with West Mercia Police.

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.”

Two marked police cars could be seen parked outside the property on Friday afternoon.

Some uniformed officers were also stood guard at the bottom of the drive, while a forensic officer in a white suit could be seen entering the property.

Neighbours spoke of their “shock” at the deaths, with one, who asked not to be named, saying: “I didn’t really know the occupants, they kept themselves to themselves.

“They’ve lived there less than a year, it’s a family. The news is just awful.”