THE inquests have opened into the deaths of a husband and wife who were found unresponsive in their Dorset home.

Emergency services were called to the home of Edward Walter Morris and Wendy Morris in Gifle View in Thornford, Sherborne, on Tuesday, June 28.

The couple were pronounced dead by the ambulance service.

Area coroner for Dorset Brendan Allen opened the inquests of Mr Morris and Mrs Morris at Bournemouth town hall on Monday, July 11.

Coroner’s officer Philippa Morgan said the ambulance service attended the property following reports of an unresponsive female.

On arrival, they found the bodies of Mr Morris, 79, and retired teacher Mrs Morris, 76.

Police also attended and their enquiries into the circumstances of deaths continue, the inquest heard.

Doctor Basil Purdue provided the medical cause of death for both Mr Morris and Mrs Morris as gun shot wound to the head.

Mr Allen adjourned the inquests, with review hearings set to take place on November 11.

In a statement issued before the hearings, Detective Inspector Wayne Seymour, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said today: “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding these deaths and I would again stress that all the enquiries we have carried out indicate there is not believed to be anyone else involved in this incident.

“Our enquiries are ongoing, and we are liaising with HM Coroner. We are unable to give any further details at this time.”