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Police issue major update after Channel 4 paramedic found dead next to his girlfriend

Police issue major update after Channel 4 paramedic found dead next to his girlfriend

He was discovered dead at his home on tuesday

Police have issued a major update after a Channel 4 paramedic was found dead next to his girlfriend's body.

Daniel Duffield was discovered dead at his home in Cannock on Tuesday (25 June), next to Lauren Evans.

The 24-year-old appeared in the 11th series of TV show 999: On the Frontline, and his friend and co-star Ellie called him the 'most kind hearted person' and the 'best crew mate'.

Duffield and Evans' deaths were being treated as a double-murder investigation but now officers understand that no one else was involved.

Following post-mortems, a file is now being prepared for the coroner as specialist officers continue to support their families.

Duffield was found dead earlier this week. (Instagram/@3llmae)
Duffield was found dead earlier this week. (Instagram/@3llmae)

Staffordshire Police said today in a statement: "We can now confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths of a woman and a man in Hednesford.

"On Tuesday (25 June), we were alerted by our colleagues at West Midlands Ambulance Service who were at an address in Alpine Drive in Hednesford. Sadly, 22-year-old Lauren Evans, from Bridgend, South Wales, and 24-year-old Daniel Duffield, from Cannock, were found inside.

"Post-mortems were concluded today (Friday 28 June). The cause of death is a matter for an inquest in due course. As we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths, a file is being prepared for the coroner. Specialist officers are continuing to support the families of those involved."

Detective Superintendent Nicki Addison, from the force's Major Investigations Department, said: "This incident has understandably devastated the families and loved ones of those involved.

Duffield and his co-star and crew mate.(Instagram/@3llmae)
Duffield and his co-star and crew mate.(Instagram/@3llmae)

“We’d like to reiterate that the families have asked for their privacy to be respected at this tragic time. Please respect that. And again, we’d like to remind you that speculation is unhelpful and hurtful to the families – and can hinder our investigation.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has given us information. We expect the scene to be released once we’ve finished all of our investigative work and forensic examination.”

Following the news of Duffield's death earlier this week, West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Daniel Duffield was a well-known member of staff and always keen to help and support his colleagues.

"His death at such a young age is a great tragedy.

"I hope Daniel’s family can take some comfort from the hundreds of patients he helped through his time as a paramedic.

"Our thoughts go out to the families of both of those found at the scene."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@3llmae

Topics: Channel 4, UK News, News

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