Mark Whitehead 31 May 2017

Rugby council official and wife found dead

Rugby council official and wife found dead

A senior official at Rugby Borough Council has been found dead with his wife, it has been confirmed.

Council leader Michael Stokes said in a statement it was ‘with great sadness’ that he announced the death of Sean Lawson who had worked at the authority for more than 12 years as head of its environment and public realm department

Cllr Stokes added: ‘Sean was close to his staff and news of his death has been a shock to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.’

Warwickshire Police said they were not treating the deaths as suspicious.

It is thought the couple died at the weekend.

Police confirmed they were called to a property on Wiggins Close, Rugby, where they found the bodies of a 50-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman.

Det. insp. Matthew Pyatt said: ‘We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths. The case will be handed over to the coroner.’

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