‘The woman’s death is being treated as suspicious and an investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances surrounding her death.
‘As part of our enquiries, at around 6.40pm on the same day officers attended an address in Grove Road on Portland and located the body of a man aged in his 50s.
‘The death is being treated as unexplained and an investigation is under way. His family has also been informed.’
Shocked neighbours in Portland today described the dramatic moment armed police smashed down the door to find the man inside at around 6.30pm last night. Pictured is an armed policeman at the scene yesterday
The Isle of Portland is a tied island in the English Channel, some five miles south of Weymouth.
A cordon has been erected at both addresses while police carry out enquiries.
Detective Inspector Wayne Seymour, of the major crime investigation team, said: ‘A detailed investigation is under way looking into the circumstances of both deaths, which are currently being treated as linked.
‘The families of both the woman and the man are being supported by specially-trained officers.
‘I would urge anyone who witnessed or heard anything suspicious in the area of either Ranelagh Road or Grove Road during the afternoon of Thursday April 1 2021 to please contact us.’
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