Officers investigating what was thought to be a suspected gas leak in Tunbridge Wells confirmed two bodies were found at a flat in Grove Hill Road.

Emergency service vehicles, including several from Kent Fire and Rescue Service, responded to the incident at 12.06pm yesterday (December 6).

A spokesman for Kent Police said the deaths were being treated as unexplained and post-mortem examinations are due to be carried out.

South East Coast Ambulance Service confirmed they attended but as the incident was at a private address, they would not be commenting further.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service meanwhile confirmed they were assisting Kent Police with the incident.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service officers are at the scene
Kent Fire and Rescue Service officers are at the scene

Engineers from SGN were also present at the scene and nearby residents for evacuated for a short period, prompting concerns there was a gas leak.

Residents were evacuated from their homes as a precaution but were allowed to return when it was established there was no dangerous gas at the site.

Bradley Barlow, spokesman for gas distribution company SGN, said: “Our engineers were testing for the presence of natural gas and carbon monoxide.

“There were no traces of either found.”

Kent Police has confirmed two people have died
Kent Police has confirmed two people have died

One resident, Sarah Fenton, said: “The first the residents knew was at 1.30pm when a cordon was put around the building.

“Police did not notify the residents until the cordon was up.”

Officers have since confirmed that two bodies were discovered in the flat.



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