Thursday, August 19, 1999 Published at 17:59 GMT 18:59 UK
Couple stabbed to death at home
John Neale: Drugs conviction
Police have launched a double murder inquiry after a married couple were found stabbed to death at their home.
The bodies, which were discovered on Tuesday afternoon, had been stabbed repeatedly, probably by a kitchen knife. Mr Neale's body was in a summer house in the garden.
Police are concentrating their inquiries on Mr Neale's underworld associates. He was convicted in February this year of supplying a Class A drug.
He was sentenced to two years in jail, but was released shortly afterwards because of time served on remand.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Heselden, officer in charge of the investigation, said: "It was a dreadful attack. Both of them were stabbed several times.
"They tried to defend themselves. It was a fairly ferocious attack and they had little chance of defending themselves."
"Police believe the suspect's clothing would have been heavily blood-stained and are anxious to speak to anyone who may have information.
"We have no description of the suspects at this stage."