Killamarsh deaths: four people found dead at a house in Derbyshire - as police arrest man

Police said a man is in custody and they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths

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Four people have been found dead at a house in Derbyshire with police arresting a man.

The force said a man is in police custody and they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

At a glance: 5 key points

  • Officers were called to an address on Chandos Crescent in Killamarsh, near Sheffield, at around 7.25am on Sunday.
  • At around 1.30pm yesterday, police made the public aware that they were dealing with a ‘serious incident’ in the town, the Derbyshire Times reports.
  • Close family of the victims have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. The identities of the four people have not yet been made public by officials.
  • North East Derbyshire MP Lee Rowley offered his condolences following the “terrible and hugely tragic” incident.
  • Police have urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

What’s been said

“We would really like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the early hours of this morning, or has any information which they think could help with our inquiries.

“No matter how small you think that information may be, please do get in touch with us.

“It is understandably a worrying time for the community, and we would like to thank them for their patience and understanding at this time.

“It was important to us that close relatives of those involved were informed before we could give further details about the incident.

“Residents will continue to see a large police presence in the area, and patrols are being carried out for reassurance.

“If you do have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to them.”

Detective Chief Inspector Rob Routledge, who is leading the investigation

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