Husband and wife found dead in suspected murder-suicide

Pictured: Tesco worker, 57, who was found dead at her home in Newport hours after her husband plunged to his death from car park in suspected ‘murder-suicide’

  • Kerry Bradford, 57,  was found dead at home in Bettws, Gwent, Wales, on Sunday
  • Husband Nicholas, 57, also died after falling from car park in Newport city centre
  • When police went to his home three miles away they found Mrs Bradford dead
  • Her death is being treated as ‘suspicious’ and his ‘non suspicious’ by detectives
  • Police have given no further detail but have said that the two deaths are linked

A couple found dead in a suspected murder-suicide have today been identified.

Pictured are Kerry Bradford, 57, and her husband Nicholas, also 57, who both died in two ‘linked’ incidents in Newport, Wales, on Sunday.

Nicholas is said to have killed his wife before taking his own life, according to locals.

His body was found after he fell from a seven-storey car park in Newport city centre on Sunday.

Police liaison officers are then said to have visited the Bradford’s home in Monnow Way, Bettws, to inform Mrs Bradford of the news.

However when officers did not receive a response from Mrs Bradford they smashed down the front door of the detached property, where the couple have lived since 2006.

When police entered they found the body of Mrs Bedford – who neighbours say worked at a local Tesco store.

Pictured are Kerry Bradford, 57, and her husband Nicholas, also 57, who both died in Newport, Wales, on Sunday

Kerry Bradford, 57, was found dead at her property in Bettws, near Newport, Wales, by police on Sunday. Pictured: Police outside the home yesterday

Gwent Police say they are treating Mrs Bradford’s (pictured) death as ‘suspicious’

Gwent Police say they are treating Mrs Bradford’s death as ‘suspicious’. 

But they refused to name the 57-year-old man who died after falling from the car park – instead saying that the two deaths were ‘linked’.

However the local coroner’s office has now opened an inquest into the deaths of both Mr and Mrs Bradford.

Police say they are not treating the death of the 57-year-old man as suspicious. 

A spokesman for Gwent Police said: ‘Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries in the Bettws area of Newport following the death of a woman.

’57-year-old Kerry Bradford was found deceased at an address in Monnow Way at about 6.15pm on Sunday, April 25.

‘The death is being treated as suspicious, specialist officers are continuing to support the family and our thoughts remain with them.

‘At this time we are not looking for anyone else in connection with her death, which is being linked to another death on Sunday afternoon.

‘At around 4.40pm we also had a call reporting that a man had fallen from the Kingsway car park in Newport city centre. 

‘The man was confirmed dead at the scene. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Gwent Police say they are treating Mrs Bradford’s death as ‘suspicious’. Pictured: Police outside the home yesterday 

The discovery was made after officers were called to a multi-storey car park in Newport city centre (pictured: Library image of Newport city centre) and found the body of a man, also 57, who had fallen from the seven storey building

‘We’d like to thank the local community for their continued support as officers carry out enquiries in the local area.’

Speaking after the tragedy, Councillor Janet Cleverly said: ‘It is devastating news. My thoughts go out to those involved.

‘It has come as a shock to the whole community. It’s just awful news and my thoughts and sympathies are with those left behind.’ 

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