AN INQUEST has been opened into the deaths of a husband and wife who were found dead at their home near Chepstow last week.

The bodies of Lindsay Sargeant, 71, and Jane Sargeant, 70, were found at a house in Orchid Meadow, Pwllmeyric, early on Wednesday October 4.

Post mortem examinations have found that Mr Sargeant died as a result of hanging, while Mrs Sargeant died due to smothering.

Senior coroner for Gwent David Bowen adjourned the inquest for three months as police inquiries are continuing.

No-one else is suspected to have been involved.