Police have launched a manhunt for a Lithuanian builder after the bodies of a man and a woman were found at a property in Surrey.
Detectives are searching for 38-year-old Viktoras Bruzas over the double murder following the discovery of the bodies at a property in Fetcham at around 12.30am.
The victims, who have not been named but are believed to have been in their 50s, are suspected to have died from stab wounds.
A man in his 30s was arrested in Walton-on-Thames in connection with the inquiry, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
The victims and the two suspects were known to each other, police said.
The alarm was raised after another resident at the property found the bodies.
Surrey Police said Bruzas, from Walton-on-Thames, is likely to be in Sussex and may be driving a black Mercedes, registration AU11 WJY. He also has links to Surrey and southeast London.
The public have been urged not to approach him if they see him.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Preston, of the Surrey and Sussex major crime team, said: “This is a tragic incident where two people have lost their lives and our thoughts are with their family at this extremely difficult time.
“We are still in the very early stages of the investigation but we need to trace Viktoras Bruzas as a matter of urgency. I would urge members of the public not to approach him but to call Surrey Police immediately if they know his whereabouts.
“A large number of officers from Surrey and Sussex are working on locating Mr Bruzas.”
He added: “Fetcham is a small, close-knit community and this incident is likely to have a lasting impact on the village, but we will have specialist and neighbourhood officers in the area working with residents while they come to terms with these tragic events.
“I ask that the privacy of those closely affected by this incident is respected at this time.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.