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Murder Investigation Underway After Family Of Four Found Dead In West Yorkshire

Murder Investigation Underway After Four Bodies found In Pudsey

Two adults and two children discovered dead at a home in Pudsey

A murder investigation has now been launched after the bodies of two children and two adults were found in West Yorkshire.

Aaron aged 1 and 9 year old Ben and Richard and Clair Smith who were 37 and 36 were discovered in a fire damaged bedroom on Sheriden Way in Pudsey at around 5:30 last night.

Detectives are working with fire investigatigators to establish the circumstances leading to the deaths.

Post mortems are expected to be carried out later today.

Detective Superintendent Paul Taylor of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said:

"Initially we had concerns regarding the release of harmful chemicals or gases. Following testing, we no longer have any concerns with regards to those working at the scene and we will continue our investigations today.

Enquiries are at an early stage and I would ask anyone with information about the incident to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on01924334741."

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