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Elderly Couple Found Shot Dead In Herefordshire
An elderly man and woman found dead at their home in Herefordshire died from gunshot wounds, police have confirmed.
The bodies of John Knott, 71, and 70-year-old Elizabeth - known as Anne - were discovered at their home in Pow Green, Ledbury, on Monday morning.
A post-mortem examination revealed each had died from a single gunshot wound.
Their family had contacted police after being unable to get hold of the couple.
Detective Inspector Richard Rees said: "Police visited their 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-party involvement and we can confirm we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shootings."
At the time of Mr Knott's death, he was opposing a planning application for a travellers' site near his home.
The proposal for The Willows was to change the use of the land from agriculture to "a one-family travellers' site, with stationing of one static mobile home, two touring caravans, new access, ablution block and septic tank".
Six weeks ago, Mr Knott wrote a letter to Herefordshire Council objecting to the application.
A Herefordshire Council spokeswoman said: "The planning application for The Willows near Bosbury is still going through the due process and no decision has been made at this time.
"A decision is expected by the end of the month."