Police officer, 39, and child, 3, found dead at home as investigation launched

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A serving police officer and a three-year-old child have been found dead at an address on Friday.

West Merica Police said the deaths were being treated as "unexplained".

Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Jones, said: "It is with great sadness that I share the news that a serving police officer and a three-year-old child have passed away.

"While the circumstances of the deaths are not fully known, this is clearly a tragic incident and our deepest condolences are with family and colleagues."

In a statement on Twitter, the force said: "Earlier today we attended an address in Cairndhu Drive in Kidderminster following concerns for the welfare of a man and young child.

"On arrival officers found the man, aged 39, and a three-year-old child had sadly passed away. The man was a serving West Mercia Police officer.

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

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