Police in Hull are attempting to ascertain the identities of two men whose bodies were found in the back garden of a property in May Street, off Beverley Road on Friday. The deaths of the two men are being treated as suspicious, but unexplained.
Police cordoned off the street following the discovery and residents asked to stay indoors as helicopters circled overhead. A forensics team is at the scene.
In a statement Humberside Police said it is "investigating following the discovery of two men dead in the rear garden of 7 May Street, Hull. Police were called at 6.04pm today (Friday, 22 April). Their deaths are being treated as suspicious, but unexplained at this time.
"A cordon is in place at the scene and enquiries are under way to establish the identity of the men and the circumstance of their deaths. Detectives are appealing for the local communities help and would like to speak to anyone with information about the incident. They would also like any information about the identity of the occupant(s) living at 7 May Street or people who may have visited the address."
The discovery of the two bodies has alarmed locals who said the area less than a mile from the University is usually quiet. Andy Stewart, co-owner of the Culture Bar in Beverley Rd, told the Hull Daily Mail the news had come as a shock.
"The police came in earlier and asked if we had any CCTV," said Stewart. "I realised there was a problem when I tried to park down there earlier like I do normally. It's affected business tonight – it's scared people off. It's a really quiet road normally. You don't get any trouble."
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting log 482 of 22/04/16 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.