POLICE are hunting a male suspect after a mother and daughter were stabbed to death near Birmingham this morning.
The pair, aged 22 and 49, were found with stab wounds at a house on Northdown Road in Solihull shortly after 12.30am and declared dead at the scene.
West Midlands Police said a suspect – understood to be known to the victims – had been identified and they were "making urgent attempts to arrest him".
Officers are carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area and said there would be a "visible presence" over the coming days to "provide community reassurance".
Det Insp Caroline Corfield said: "What has happened this morning is truly devastating and heartbreaking.
"Our thoughts go out to the two victims' family and friends at this traumatic time".
She added: "We are still in the very early stages of our investigation but we believe the offender is known to the victims.
"We are appealing to him come forward as a matter of urgency."
Anyone with information has been asked to contact 999.