The OAP was found on the floor of his home in Aldeburgh, Suffolk
A pensioner is fighting for his life with serious head injuries after his younger wife was found dead at their home.
The 90-year-old was found on the floor of his home in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
A woman, claimed to be his wife and aged in her 50s, was found dead in the property at around 10,40am.
Neighbours said she had originally been employed as her husband’s carer before they married.
Suffolk Police said they were treating her death as unexplained.
Mr Hewitson was said to be in a critical condition in hospital.
It is believed neighbours went to investigate after a carbon monoxide alarm was triggered at the house in a cul de sac.
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that three fire crews had been sent to the scene, but the house was found to be “ventilated” when they arrived
A near neighbour who asked not be named said: “She was his carer before they married. She was a lovely lady who was absolutely devoted to him.
“[The man] had health problems as his legs deteriorated and he could not walk very easily.
“She would drive him around and help him walk down to the end of their road.
“They would get to the railings by the grass area and he would do his exercises against them.
“She was such a kind person and I never saw her without a smile on her face. I always used to wave at her and she would wave back.”
The home remained under police guard tonight with a single officer in a police car outside
Another neighbour said: “Another couple raised the alarm this morning.
“I went into he house and saw [the man] lying on the floor. He didn’t speak.
“The gas board turned up earlier on and forensic officers from the police were also in the house.”
A Suffolk Police statement said: “Police are currently at the scene of a sudden death in Aldeburgh.
“Officers were called at 10.40am today, Monday 15 October, by the East of England Ambulance Service to reports of an unconscious woman at a property on Acheson Way in the town.
“Emergency services attended and discovered a deceased woman inside the address. The woman is understood to be in her 50s.
“A man in his 90s was also found at the property having sustained a head injury. He was taken by ambulance to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
“The man and woman are known to each other.
“A police scene is in place at the property whilst an investigation gets underway into the circumstances of what has taken place. At this early stage officers are treating the death as unexplained.”
Witnesses or anybody who has any information that could assist are asked to call Police on 101 quoting CAD 118 of today, 15 October.