THE ELDERLY couple who were discovered dead in a hamlet near Ledbury have been named by police.
Anne Knott , 70, and John Knott 71 died of gunshot wounds after they were found at their home address in the hamlet of Pow Green near Bosbury.
Post mortems conducted by a Home Office pathologist found they each died of a single shotgun wound.
Police also confirmed they are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Detective Inspector Richard Rees of Herefordshire CID said: “Police visited the Knott’s home on Monday after concerns were raised by their relatives. Sadly, a search of the property found them both deceased. They each had a single shotgun wound, which the post mortems have now confirmed were the cause of death.
“A shotgun registered to Mr Knott was recovered at the scene.
“At this stage of our investigation there is no evidence of any third part involvement and we can confirm we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shootings.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time.
“We would like to speak to anyone who saw Anne and John Knott prior to Monday (August 11).
“At present, the last confirmed sighting was around midday on Saturday (9 August) and if anybody has had contact with them in recent days, we urge them to come forward.”
Anyone with any information about the couple should contact police on the non-emergency police number 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.