Daughters ‘devastated’ by deaths of Loddington parents

The Knights' Loddington home following the discovery of the couple's bodies

The Knights' Loddington home following the discovery of the couple's bodies

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The daughters of a 78-year-old man and 77-year-old woman found dead at their home near Loddington yesterday (Wednesday) say they are ‘devastated’ by the deaths of their parents.

The bodies of Donald and Margaret Knight were discovered yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, May 1) at about 2.10pm.

Police said Mrs Knight’s body was found inside the house while Mr Knight was found dead outside the property.

The couple’s two daughters have released a statement.

In it, they said: “We are devastated by this tragic news and wish to thank people for their kind words.

“Donald and Margaret were a couple who loved each other’s company.

“They were lovely parents and grandparents whose passing is a massive loss to our lives.”

Northamptonshire Police today (Thursday) said they were not seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.

A spokesman added: “A forensic post mortem examination will be taking place at Leicester Royal Infirmary to establish the cause of death.

Mr Knight’s family ran Knights of Old – an international shipping company based in nearby Kettering – for many years.

Mr Knight held the position of chairman at the distribution company until he retired 15 years ago. Another family has owned the business since.

The business was set up by one of his ancestors, William Knight, in 1865.