Investigation launched following deaths at address in Hinckley

Detectives have launched an investigation following the discovery of three bodies in a semi-detached house in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

Police Officers were called to a house in Welwyn Road at around 9.30pm on Tuesday 1 November in response to calls from residents who had reported hearing a disturbance in a property in the street.

Officers identified the house concerned and negotiators and other specialist officers were deployed to the scene where contact was made with a man and a woman in the house.

In the early hours of this morning a woman, who was found to have been injured, was taken to hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

Officers gained access to the house and a man was found in the property but was pronounced dead at the scene.

During a search of the house, the bodies of two children were also found.

Detailed forensic examinations are underway at the house, as are house-to-house enquiries with residents elsewhere in Welwyn Road which remains cordoned off at its junction with both Glebe Road and Trevor Road and is likely to remain so for some time yet.

It is not yet known what caused the deaths of the man and the two children. Whilst post mortem examinations will take place to establish these details, at this stage officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Given that officers had been in contact with both the man and the woman during the evening, Leicestershire Police is required to inform the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Detective Chief Supt David Sandall, Head of Leicestershire Police’s Crime and Intelligence Directorate, said:

“A number of enquiries are now underway to understand what caused the three deaths, and the circumstances surrounding the events of last night in the house. Whilst we are not, at this stage, looking for anyone in connection with what happened, we would like to hear from anyone who may have information for us.

“Police officers and other specialist units will remain in the area in order to carry out necessary enquiries.”

Enquiries have been underway since the small hours to locate the families of those involved in last night’s incident, and all the next of kin are now aware.

However, at this stage Leicestershire Police are not releasing the names of those involved.

If you have any information, please call 101 quoting incident 748 of 1 November 2016.

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