Three-year-old child and serving police officer found dead in unexplained circumstances

Officers attended an address in Cairndhu Drive in Kidderminster following concerns for the welfare of a man and young child.

A child aged three and a police officer have been found dead in what police are describing as unexplained circumstances.

They were discovered at an address in Worcestershire, West Mercia Police said.

The force said officers attended an address in Cairndhu Drive in Kidderminster following concerns for the welfare of a man and young child.

A 39-year-old man and a three-year-old child were found dead on arrival.

The man was identified as a serving police officer.

Police have launched an investigation into the deaths, which are currently being treated as unexplained.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 9.30am.

Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Jones said: “It is with great sadness that we share this news today.

“Whilst the circumstances surrounding the deaths are not fully known, this is clearly a tragic incident.

“Our deepest condolences are with the officer’s family, friends and colleagues.”

The incident occurred in a relatively quiet neighbourhood on the outskirts of Kidderminster, a town 15 miles north of Worcester.

No arrests have been made in relation to the deaths.