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Paramedic found dead next to woman's body was star of Channel 4 series

Paramedic found dead next to woman's body was star of Channel 4 series

Police have launched a murder inquiry after the pair were found dead

Police have launched a murder investigation after 999: On the Frontline star Daniel Duffield was found dead next to the body of a woman.

The 24-year-old, from Cannock, was found by ambulance staff next to Lauren Evans, 22, from South Wales, at a house in Cannock on Tuesday at about 12.30pm.

Detective Superintendent Nicki Addison, of Staffordshire’s Major Investigations Department, said: “My thoughts are very much with the families at this time.

“I know this news has understandably shaken the local community.

"I’d like to reassure everyone that we’ve got a specialist team of officers working extensive hours to fully investigate what happened and support the families of those affected.

“We completely understand that lots of people want to know more about what happened, but we’d like to reiterate that speculation isn’t helpful to families at this distressing time.

“I would like to thank everyone who has already come forward with information and ask that people continue to get in touch if they’ve got any information that can help us.”

The Channel 4 star has died in a suspected murder. (Instagram/@3llmae)
The Channel 4 star has died in a suspected murder. (Instagram/@3llmae)

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.”

Ellie, who appeared in the Channel 4 documentary alongside Duffield, said: "Never in a million years did I think I'd have to sit and write this and yet I'm still trying to come to terms with it."

999: On the Front Line follows the paramedics of the West Midlands Ambulance Service as they respond to medical emergencies.

Ellie added: "I just want to express how special you [were] to me, not only my best friend at work and the best crew mate but one of my best friends who had a massive impact on day to day life, the most kind hearted person who always had time to help others, who made me laugh every day and always would pick up the phone whenever I was in need.

"Dan I can't believe you're actually gone.

"We were meant to go out together this week and I was looking forward to seeing you.

"Even the phone call we had this morning an hour before you [were] gone I'll never forget, love you forever Dan."

Police said that 'speculation isn’t helpful to families at this distressing time'.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

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