An elderly British husband and wife have been found dead with gunshot wounds in the holiday town of Alicante, in Spain.
The couple - named as Peter and Jean Tarsey - were found in their villa in the sun-kissed coastal retreat popular with holidaymakers.
Both aged 77, their bodies were found together on a sofa by friends who went looking for them after not seeing the pair for several days.
According to a Sky News report, the couple were found "locked in each other's arms".
Local police said the Tarseys were expatriates who had lived in Spain for 18 years.
A police investigation has been launched by the Guardia Civil into the deaths, which were confirmed by the British Foreign Office.
There was no sign of a break-in and the front door was open. Spent bullet cartridges were discovered on the floor, according to unconfirmed reports.
A police spokeswoman said: "The Guardia Civil is now awaiting the results of post-mortem examinations and investigations continue."