A murder investigation is under way after a woman was found dead and a man left in a critical condition in Derbyshire.
Police were called to a house in Station Road in Langwith Junction at 9.30am on Saturday.
An 86-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man, also 88, is being treated for life-threatening injuries in hospital.
Police said it was not being treated as a domestic incident and that a “serious level of violence” was used.
There have been no arrests and officers remain at the scene.
The couple have been named locally as Kenneth and Freda Walker, according to the Derbyshire Times.
Chief Superintendent Hayley Barnett, from Derbyshire Police, said: “This is a horrific incident for the community of Langwith Junction and our thoughts remain with the family and friends of those affected.
“While the investigation is in its early stages, I can confirm this is not being treated as a domestic incident.
“There was also a serious level of violence used in the incident and we are doing all we can to understand the circumstances and find those responsible.
“A team of detectives are working round the clock and I would urge anyone, particularly any drivers with dashcam or homeowners with CCTV that covers the area, to come forwards as a matter of urgency.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire Police on 101, via its social media channels, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or on www.crimestoppers-uk.org – using reference 240-150122.