Two women held in house bust-up double murder probe

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Two women have been arrested by police investigating the suspected double murder of two people following a bust-up at a property.

The suspects, aged 18 and 35, were held on suspicion of perverting the course of justice following the two deaths in Dickens Avenue, Canterbury, Kent.

The victims, named in reports as Natasha Sadler-Ellis, 40, and 47-year-old Simon Gorecki, sustained fatal injuries in the confrontation at around 7.30pm on Tuesday.

Two other people, males aged 17 and 20, suffered injuries. The teenager was critically ill but is now stable and conscious. The man of 20 has been discharged.

A 53-year-old man is still being held on suspicion of murder as detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate probe the deaths.

Magistrates have granted police extra time to question him, and a warrant for further detention will expire just after midnight on Friday, Kent Police said.

A white tent had been erected by the front entrance to the semi-detached property, which last sold for £146,000 in 2004, according to Zoopla.

Post-mortem examinations are expected to take place on Thursday as police seek to reassure the local community following the deaths.