Derrick Vassell and Clare Sly

Two face no further action over Birchills deaths

Derrick Vassell and Clare Sly
Victims Derrick Vassell and Clare Sly

TWO people arrested in connection with the deaths of a man and a woman in Birchills, Walsall will face no further action by police.

An investigation was launched after 39-year-old Clare Sly and 43-year-old Derrick Vassell were found dead at a house on Laneside Gardens at 1.37am on Friday 8 June.

A forensic post mortem revealed both died as a result of gunshot wounds to the chest.

Police immediately arrested a 23-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman who were later released on bail. Their bail has now been cancelled and they face no charges following the deaths.

A file is now being prepared for the coroner and an inquest will be opened in due course.

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