Pictured: Devoted couple, both 73, found dead in their home on Boxing Day as a 19-year-old is due to appear in court over their deaths
- Denis and Mary Fell, both 73, were found dead at their home in Livingston
- The couple were discovered on Boxing Day after sudden death report
- A 19-year-old due to appear in court tomorrow over the tragedy
An elderly couple were found dead in their home on Boxing Day, with a 19-year-old due to appear in court tomorrow in connection with the tragedy.
Denis and Mary Fell, 73, were described as a ‘very caring couple’ by neighbours.
A moving photograph released today showed the OAPs holding their black-and-white wedding photograph and smiling at each other.
Cops described the deaths as a ‘contained incident’.
Police Scotland said they received a report of a sudden death at a home at Raeburn Rigg, Livingston, West Lothian, late on Sunday.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged, and will appear at at Livingston Sheriff Court tomorrow. Police have not released his name or the charge.
Denis and Mary Fell, both 73, were found dead at their home in Livingston, West Lothian
The couple were discovered on Boxing Day after sudden death report made to police
Officers were made aware of the deaths around 11.40pm on Boxing Day.
Shocked neighbours said Mrs Fell was a wheelchair user and had a dedicated disabled parking spot outside their property.
A neighbour described Mr and Mrs Fell as a ‘very caring couple’.
She added: ‘They really were devoted to one another.
‘You’d see Mr Fell pushing his wife out to the car in her chair and being very caring around her.
Neighbours of the couple were in shock at their sudden death over the festive period
‘They were both very caring, friendly and modest people.
‘This has shocked everybody living here.
‘You hear of these things happening but never thing it will be right on your own doorstep.’
DCI Kevin Houliston from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team said: ‘Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr and Mrs Fell and everyone affected by this tragic incident.
‘A continued presence may be seen in the area as officers continue with their enquiries but this was a contained incident and there was no risk to the wider public.’
Pictured: Devoted couple, both 73, found dead in their home on Boxing Day