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Neighbours have described their shock following the tragic deaths of a ‘quiet couple’ at their home in Lincolnshire.
Police are ‘working hard to establish the facts’ around the deaths of two people, named locally as Deividas Gabalis and Diana Gabaliene, who were discovered at the property on George Street in the town of Sleaford on Sunday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the home just after 4pm following reports that Mr Gabalis and Ms Gabaliene had been injured, Lincolnshire Police said.
Both victims were found lifeless at the scene and their deaths are being treated as unexplained.
Lincolnshire Police said while they are investigating the exact circumstances they are satisfied that they do not need to look for anyone else and that there is no wider threat to the public.
Friends and neighbours have since expressed their ‘shock’ at the news today, with floral tributes and candles left at the scene, reports Lincolnshire Live.
Detectives are not looking for anyone in connection with the deaths of a woman in her 30s and a man in his 40s whose bodies were found in a house in Lincolnshire
Cops are ‘working hard to establish the facts’ around the deaths of two people who were discovered at the property on George Street in the town of Sleaford on Sunday afternoon
One friend, who knew Mr Gabalis from the Moy Park plant in Anwick, said she found out about the deaths while at work.
Veronika Rutkovcka, 41, said: ‘It’s so shocking in our town, we’ve never had anything like this. [Mr Gabalis] was at work on Friday.’
Mrs Rutkovcka, who said she had known Mr Gabalis for four years, added that the couple were originally from Lithuania.
Mrs Rutkovcka continued: ‘I do not understand how something like this could happen. It’s horrible.’
In an update on Monday, Detective Inspector Andy McWatt said: ‘I appreciate there may be a good deal of public interest and concern in relation to this tragic incident and we’re working hard to establish the facts, but I want to make clear that we do not think there is any wider threat to the public.
‘As soon as we can update with more information, we will.’
Lincolnshire Police said while they are investigating the exact circumstances they are satisfied that they do not need to look for anyone else and that there is no wider threat to the public
The force said that post-mortem examinations and formal identification have not yet been carried out for either individual, but are expected to take place later this week.
On George Street, there is a clear sense of shock among neighbours, with a small police presence still at the scene.
Jennifer Cook has lived on the road for 38 years, opposite the house where the man and woman were discovered.
Mrs Cook, 69, said: ‘It’s very shocking to hear that they’ve died, I didn’t know them – only to say hello – they kept themselves to themselves.
‘All the police arrived at about 4pm yesterday [Sunday], there were lots of police cars and vans. It’s frightening really that something like this has happened.’
Father-of-six Michael Trollope, who has lived on the street for three years, echoed Mrs Cook’s sentiments, saying: ‘They were a very quiet couple. You wouldn’t know they were there.’
When asked how he felt about the deaths, Mr Trollope, 42, added: ‘I’ve not had time to think about it.
‘Most of the people round here are vulnerable, there’s a lot of old people and it could be frightening for them.’
A number of lines of enquiry are being pursued by investigating officers and members of the public who may have information have been urged to contact police.
Source: Daily Mail