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Tributes have been paid to a farmer and his spouse who had been discovered lifeless from gunshot wounds in a village in Leicestershire. Police found the our bodies of Richard Harrison, 59, and his spouse Rachel Harrison, 54, at an handle in Smeeton Road, Saddington, at round 11.30am on Friday.

A autopsy examination confirmed each died from gunshot accidents. Detectives usually are not in search of anybody else in reference to the deaths.

Neighbours have paid tribute to the couple who had been stated to have been well-known within the native space. An area resident advised The Sun: “They were a lovely and decent couple and our hearts go out to their family.

“It is a horrible factor to occur, actually stunning, and has upset so many people at a time after we ought to all be wanting ahead to celebrating Christmas with family members.”

A member of the parish council, who asked not to be named, added that Mr and Mrs Harrison were well respected and their deaths had rocked the village.

They added that the Harrisons ran the local farm and were well respected by many. The parish council member said the whole village felt “fairly devastated” by what had happened.

A “quiet” village, most people in Saddington know each other and although Mr Harrison kept to himself, he would quite often visit the local pub, according to the parish council member.

Mr Harrison is believed to have had three children from a previous marriage and two together with his wife.

Det Insp David Greenhalgh, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit major crime team, said: “This is a deeply tragic incident. Officers are persevering with to assist the household throughout this extraordinarily tough time.

“We will continue to carry out inquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident. I can confirm we do not believe anyone else was involved in the incident and a file will be prepared for HM Coroner.”