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Police have launched a murder investigation after an 88-year-old woman was found dead and a man left with life-threatening injuries in a Derbyshire village.

Officers were called by paramedics at 09:30 GMT on Saturday to a house in Station Road, Langwith Junction, and found the couple.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man, also 88, is being treated in hospital, police said.

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The couple’s family have been informed.

Ch Supt Hayley Barnett said: “This is an understandably shocking incident for the community in Langwith Junction and our thoughts are with everyone affected – in particular those family and friends of the man and woman.”

There will be a significant police presence at the scene for some time, Derbyshire Police added.