Pair found dead in Chichester were couple in their 20s and 40s

First published in News by , Crime reporter

Post-mortems are being carried out on two people found dead in a house in Sussex.

The man and woman – who were a couple – were found dead in Whyke Marsh, Chichester, on Thursday lunchtime.

It is believed the woman was in her 20s and the man in his 40s. Their deaths are being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

Witnesses reported seeing lots of police outside.

One woman said: “There were police and ambulances arriving on Thursday and a police van here all day next day.”

She said there were three police cars, a scientific unit from Sussex Police and two ambulances.

Chichester Police said: “Police can confirm that just before midday on Thursday officers were called to a house in Chichester and the bodies of a man and a woman were discovered.

“The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained but not suspicious and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with them. “Police are working with the coroner's officer to establish the full circumstances and a post-mortem will be held in due course to establish the cause of death.”

Did you know the couple and would you like to pay tribute to them?

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1:36pm Sun 11 Nov 12

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Why do post mortems take so long to get done in UK? Surely if a crime is possibly involved, speed is of the essence? Seems ridiculous in this day and age that PM's can't be done immediately.
Why do post mortems take so long to get done in UK? Surely if a crime is possibly involved, speed is of the essence? Seems ridiculous in this day and age that PM's can't be done immediately. getThisCoalitionOut
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7:20pm Sun 11 Nov 12

John Steed says...

it seems ridiculous that southlands is a day hospital, it seems rediculous that a chap stabbed in worthing last week was air lifted to worthing, it seems rediculous that a car crash victim in worthing gets taken to chichester it seems rediculous that despite al the money spent on the NHS over the 12 years some trusts involved with PFI are paying up to 20% of their budget in intrest payments. I agree with you but sadly thats how it is.
oh and another unbelievable thing my doctors surgury take 5/4 days for a repeat prescription, exactly the same time they took 20 years ago before they had had 3 different IT systems installed and replaced and got a salary of over £100,000 pa with evenings and weekends off
it seems ridiculous that southlands is a day hospital, it seems rediculous that a chap stabbed in worthing last week was air lifted to worthing, it seems rediculous that a car crash victim in worthing gets taken to chichester it seems rediculous that despite al the money spent on the NHS over the 12 years some trusts involved with PFI are paying up to 20% of their budget in intrest payments. I agree with you but sadly thats how it is. oh and another unbelievable thing my doctors surgury take 5/4 days for a repeat prescription, exactly the same time they took 20 years ago before they had had 3 different IT systems installed and replaced and got a salary of over £100,000 pa with evenings and weekends off John Steed
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7:21pm Sun 11 Nov 12

John Steed says...

sorry should read airlifted to RSCH brighton
sorry should read airlifted to RSCH brighton John Steed
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7:49pm Sun 11 Nov 12

chilliman says...

John Steed's comment about repeat presciptions reminded me that a few monhs ago I droipped in a request through the letterbox at my doctor's surgery. A few days leter I went to get the prescription to find that they hadn't emptied the letterbox for three days because "It's not my job" had kicked in due to a dispute between the two surgeries sharing the same premises. They only share the premises - each surgery maintains its own reception, waiting area, nurses, etc., rather than make any economies of scale. And yes, they get evenings and weekends off and, not sure if this still happens, don't open on a Thursday.
John Steed's comment about repeat presciptions reminded me that a few monhs ago I droipped in a request through the letterbox at my doctor's surgery. A few days leter I went to get the prescription to find that they hadn't emptied the letterbox for three days because "It's not my job" had kicked in due to a dispute between the two surgeries sharing the same premises. They only share the premises - each surgery maintains its own reception, waiting area, nurses, etc., rather than make any economies of scale. And yes, they get evenings and weekends off and, not sure if this still happens, don't open on a Thursday. chilliman
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