Lowestoft deaths: Bodies of children aged three, two and 11 months found by police after a woman fell from a multi-storey car park


Bodies of children aged three, two and 11 months found by police after a woman fell from a multi-storey car parkChildren discovered after woman fell to her death in LowestoftSuffolk Police say they are treating the deaths of the children as suspicious

By
Martin Robinson

PUBLISHED:

15:38 GMT, 15 April 2013

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UPDATED:

17:00 GMT, 15 April 2013

Three children have been found dead today after their mother fell to her death from a multi-storey car park.

Suffolk Police closed off Gordon Road in Lowestoft after 8am when a woman in her twenties was found with fatal head injuries.

Paramedics and an air ambulance attended the scene but the woman could not be saved.

The incident led officers to an basement flat in London Road South, where the bodies of her three children were discovered. They are believed to be aged three, two and eleven months.

Deaths: Police have sealed off this multi-storey car park in Lowestoft today after a woman fell to her death here, which led officers to discover her three children at home

Deaths: Police have sealed off this multi-storey car park in Lowestoft today after a woman fell to her death here, which led officers to discover her three children dead at home

The body of the woman was found a short distance from the property where the three dead children were found

The body of the woman was found a short distance from the property where the three dead children were found

Police confirmed they believe the youngsters were the woman's children.

A force statement said: 'An area of Lowestoft was closed off this morning after a woman was found with severe head injuries. It is believed she fell from a car park.

'Inquiries into the incident led police to an address where the bodies of three children were discovered.

'Police are treating their deaths as suspicious and they will be taken to the James Paget Hospital at Gorleston for post-mortem examinations by a Home Office pathologist.

'These will take place this evening and into tomorrow.'

Investigation: Police outside the house in London Road South where the three children were found

Investigation: Police outside the house in London Road South where the three children were found

Tribute: Cuddly toys are laid at the entrance to the flat by people in the town

Tribute: Cuddly toys are laid at the entrance to the flat by people in the town

The three children's bodies will be taken to the James Paget Hospital at Gorleston for post-mortem examinations

The three children's bodies will be taken to the James Paget Hospital at Gorleston for post-mortem examinations

The property is a basement flat in Grosvenor Road in Lowestoft, a short distance from the sea

The property is a basement flat in Grosvenor Road in Lowestoft, a short distance from the sea

The identities of all four have not been released.

Detective Superintendent John Brocklebank, from Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: 'We are in the early stages of a large investigation into what has happened. It is too early to be able to come up with a definitive explanation and we will be keeping an open mind.

'However from our initial inquiries we do not believe there is any threat to the wider community.

'Our priorities now are to establish the circumstances behind the woman's death and how it may be related to the deaths of the three children.

'Police are appealing for anyone who has information that may help the investigation to contact police on 101.'

Police say the investigation is in preliminary stages and have yet to release the identification of the woman or the children

Police say the investigation is in preliminary stages and have yet to release the identification of the woman or the children

The deaths of the children are being treated as suspicious but the police say they believe there is 'no threat to the wider community'

The deaths of the children are being treated as suspicious but the police say they believe there is 'no threat to the wider community'

The deaths of the children are being treated as suspicious but the police say they believe there is 'no threat to the wider community'