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Two adults found dead with girls in home near Norwich had stab wounds to neck

Jasmin Kuczynska, 12, left, has been named locally as one of the four people found dead at a house in Costessey, along with her younger sister, right
Jasmin Kuczynska, 12, left, has been named locally as one of the four people found dead at a house in Costessey, along with her younger sister, right - East Anglia News Service/East Anglia News Service

Two adults found at a house near Norwich on Friday died as a result of stab wounds to the neck, Norfolk Constabulary has said.

The bodies of an unidentified 36-year-old woman, 45-year-old man, named locally as Bartlomiej Kuczynski, and his two daughters were found in a house in Costessey.

Post-mortem examinations on the adults were carried out on Sunday and a pathologist will examine the bodies of the two girls on Wednesday.

Bartlomiej Kuczynski, 45, and his daughter Jasmin 12, were among four people to die at their family home in Norfolk
Bartlomiej Kuczynski, 45, and his daughter Jasmin 12, were among four people to die at their family home in Norfolk - East Anglia News Service/East Anglia News Service

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Burgess, who is leading the investigation, said: “Following this latest development we remain satisfied no one else was involved in this incident.

“This latest information will only add to the distress and shock felt by members of the local community and it’s why, from the outset, we’ve been determined to carry out detailed and methodical inquiries to make sure we fully understand how this incident has happened.

“I would like to thank the community for their support and for the many people who have called offering information. We continue to work through this and will get back to everyone who has been in touch. The police cordon remains in place at the scene and we will continue to have a presence in the area tomorrow.”

The force referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct after failing to respond to a 999 call an hour before four family members were found dead.

Norfolk Police confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the ‘‘tragic incident’’.

The alarm was raised on Friday morning after a member of the public raised concerns for the welfare of people inside.

It has since emerged that a man phoned 999 an hour before the alarm was raised – but “police resources were not deployed” in response to that first call.

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