Killamarsh deaths: dad ‘lost and broken’ after his two children were found dead in a house near Sheffield

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Dad Jason Bennett has paid tribute to his “beautiful” children Lacey and John in a heartbreaking post on Facebook

A devastated dad said he was “absolutely broken” after his two children were found dead in a house near Sheffield over the weekend.

Jason Bennett said the loss of his daughter Lacey and son John had “absolutely broken” his heart into “a million pieces”, The Star reports.

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Jason visited the crime scene earlier today where he was consoled after breaking down in tears.

He stayed at the scene for more than half-an-hour on Monday, clearly distraught and being comforted by a friend or relative.

Asked about his feelings as left, he said “heartbroken; million pieces; shattered”.

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‘I’m lost and broken’

In a heartbreaking post on Facebook, Jason said: “I’m writing this as I’m lost and broken on a four hour drive back home having just received heartbreaking news that my beautiful boy John and beautiful daughter Lacey have been taken away from me.

“Their mum Terri also lost her life and Lacey’s best friend was also taken away from the world.

“Life will never be the same. I love you both more than anything. Please look after each other. Gone too soon with so much to live for.

“I wish I could hold you and kiss you and tell you how much I love you. Thank you for making my world. All my love dad. Xxx”

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‘Life will never be the same’

Lacey and John Bennett were killed alongside their mum and a friend in Killamarsh, near Sheffield.Lacey and John Bennett were killed alongside their mum and a friend in Killamarsh, near Sheffield.
Lacey and John Bennett were killed alongside their mum and a friend in Killamarsh, near Sheffield.

In other posts, the dad added: “I need my babies back. Life will never be the same. My angels.

“Won’t be long till I’m touching your cheeks, holding you close and kissing your beautiful faces. Only you two can fix me.

“This is not a cry for help. But when you lose the most precious things in your life and love more than life itself. When that’s gone, what’s left. Absolutely nothing. You’re dead inside.”

He added: “Look after your children. They are the love of your life and without them it’s empty. Taken away too early. Your life is insignificant when you lose the ones you love.”

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Man, 31, arrested on suspicion of murder

The force said a 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Officers did not have any prior contact with those involved, police added.

In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Chief Constable Rachel Swann said: “This has been an understandably shocking event that has deeply affected the local community in Killamarsh, as well as Connie’s family and friends in Sheffield, and our thoughts are also with them.

“I would also like to state my thanks to those officers who arrived at the scene with such speed as well as colleagues from the East Midlands Ambulance Service who attended the incident.

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“All acting with immense professionalism in such a difficult situation.

“While understandably worrying and upsetting this is believed to be an isolated incident in which those involved were known to one another and nobody else is being sought in connection with the deaths.

“The force did not have any prior contact with those involved.”

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