VIDEO: Double murder investigation in Wath

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Police have launched a double murder investigation following the discovery of two women’s bodies in Wath upon Dearne, writes Polly Rippon.

Officers are said to have descended on a bungalow last night in Sandygate, Wath-Upon-Dearne.

Scene of double murder in Sandygate, Wath.

Scene of double murder in Sandygate, Wath.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch video of police at the double death scene.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Detectives have started a homicide investigation after the bodies of two women were discovered at an address in Wath-upon-Dearne.

“A cordoned off area on Sandygate remains closed this afternoon while enquiries continue at the scene.

“A local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is assisting police with enquiries.”

Police were called at around 7.20pm last night.

Officers have surrounded the home with police tape and closed the curtains as crime scene investigators work inside.

Anyone with information should phone South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1035 of Monday, 22 July, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.