Dad and son in mystery death

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Neighbours have spoken of their shock after the bodies of a grieving husband and son were mysteriously found dead in their home in Newport Pagnell at the weekend.

Peter French, said to be in his 60s, and Kevin Wills, in his 50s, both died at their home in Tickford Street at lunchtime on Sunday, just weeks after the death of Mr French’s wife and Mr Wills’ mother, Jinny French.

Mr French had been mourning the loss of his wife of more than 20 years, Jinny, who it’s believed died of cancer less than two months ago.

Police are awaiting the results of Home Office post-mortem examinations to determine the cause of death of the two men.

Police were called to the house at 12.30pm on Sunday by South Central Ambulance Service, to a report that a man was found deceased. On attending, two men were found deceased at the address.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “The deaths are being treated as unexplained but not suspicious at this time.”

The pair were well known in the area and the events of Sunday have left the community in a state of shock.

One neighbour said: “I knew Pete. He was living in the house with his step-son but we don’t know what happened.”

Another said: “People are saying it was something to do with the boiler but we don’t know for sure. There was a gas van out the front. But we don’t know. It’s very sad.”

Mr French is believed to have been suffering with diabetes and required the use of a mobility scooter to get around. Mr Wills has been described as his carer.

A friend of Mr French said: “I worked with Pete way back. He won about £50,000 on the lottery once but they lost it all.

“I heard that Jinny had died. He might have taken it really badly. It’s very sad.”