A man and woman have died in a double stabbing, believed to be at their home.

Witnesses reported seeing riot police with shields storming into a residential property at lunchtime today.

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The woman was pronounced dead at the scene in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, and an injured man passed away in the residence shortly after.

Both are said to have suffered knife wounds.

In a statement, Hertfordshire Police said: ‘When police arrived at the address they found a woman had been stabbed and had tragically passed away.

‘A man was also found to be at the property with knife wounds. He also tragically passed away shortly after at the scene.

‘At this early stage of the investigation, police do not currently believe they are looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

‘Investigations are on-going.’

An air ambulance helicopter landed to try to help transport the man to hospital.

The man and woman have not yet been identified.