Couple in murder probe linked to Malham Cove are named

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A couple whose deaths are at the centre of a murder investigation linked to a Dales beauty spot have been named by police.

Suzanne Louise Lancaster, aged 67, was found by officers who went to her address in Talbot Avenue, Leeds, after a man contacted North Yorkshire Police with information.

The 54-year-old man, who was subsequently found dead at the foot of Malham Cove in the early hours of Friday has also been named as her husband, Roy Lancaster.

It has been reported that Mrs Lancaster was an associate priest at a church near her home in Roundhay.

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, of West Yorkshire Police Protective Services (Crime), said: "We have been in contact with the couple's family and our inquiries are ongoing. As we said earlier, we are not looking for anyone in connection with this incident."

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