Police officer and son found dead ‘had returned home early from family holiday’

A police officer who was found dead with his three-year-old child was supposed to “return home early from a family holiday”.

Detective David Louden and his three-year-old Harrison were found dead inside a property in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, on Friday.

David’s wife and Harrison’s mother have paid tribute to the couple, reports Birmingham Live.

According to a neighbor, the father and son had been on holiday with David’s wife and another relative, but the trip was shortened.

David’s wife remembers her husband as a “kind, loving, considerate, amazing father, husband, son, brother, uncle, friend and colleague”.

The Mirror reports that Louden, who worked for West Mercia Police, was found dead on a property in Cairndu Drive, Kidderminster.

Concerned loved ones had contacted the police and asked them to check on him.

The deaths are being treated as “unexplained”, as it seems.

The bodies were tragically discovered Friday morning.

On Friday, the site was guarded by two marked police cars, and uniformed officers stood at the bottom of the property’s driveway.

The force said the family has asked for privacy to have time to mourn in peace.

The deaths have unleashed a fierce grief in the community and were hailed over the weekend.

In a statement issued through the force, the family said: “David was a kind, loving, considerate, amazing father, husband, son, brother, uncle, friend and colleague.

“Harrison was a happy, loved little boy. They will both be missed and loved forever.”

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