AN elderly man has died and a woman is in hospital after they were discovered in a critical condition at their home.

The pair were found at around 9am on Monday (July 8) at an address on Overend Road, Cradley.

Police have launched an investigation but say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a medical emergency on Overend Road at 8.57am on Monday morning (July 8).

"Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene. On arrival we discovered two patients, a man and a woman.

"They both received treatment from ambulance staff at the scene before both being transported to Russell’s Hall Hospital.”

In a statement West Midlands Police said: "The husband and wife, aged 87 and 84, were taken to hospital.

"Sadly, nothing could be done to save the man, and he passed away on Wednesday (10 July). The woman remains in hospital."