Murder probe after family of four found dead with dog in West Sussex home

Katy Clifton
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There have been no arrrests: Getty Images
There have been no arrrests: Getty Images

A murder probe has been launched after two adults and two children were found dead at a home in West Sussex.

Police scrambled to a home in Duffield Lane, Woodmancote, at around 6.45pm on Sunday to reports of concern for the welfare of occupants in a home.

Officers found four people - two adults and two children believed to be from the same family - and a dog dead inside the home.

A murder investigation has been launched while evidence is gathered, a spokesman for Sussex Police said.

Police are not currently seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Chief Superintendent Jerry Westerman said: “This is believed to be an isolated incident contained to one property and in these early stages of the investigation we are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.

"Local residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area as our enquiries continue. Specialist officers have been deployed to support the investigation and we’re urging anyone with any information to get in touch.

"Our thoughts are with the family at this incredibly difficult and challenging time.”