Killamarsh tragedy: Community in shock and mourning as murder probe launched after four deaths

A murder investigation is continuing after four people were tragically found dead at a house in Killamarsh.

Monday, 20th September 2021, 6:56 am
Updated Monday, 20th September 2021, 7:15 am

Police were called to concerns for safety of those at a property on Chandos Crescent at around 7.25am on Sunday.

A man was arrested in connection with the four people’s deaths and a murder investigation is under way.

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Derbyshire police at the scene of the tragedy in Killamarsh on Sunday.

The identities of the victims have not yet been made public by officials.

Lee Rowley, North East Derbyshire’s Conservative MP, described the major incident as ‘terrible and hugely tragic’.

He said: “Our condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them.

“I’ve been in touch with the police and their investigations will continue in the coming days.

"Killamarsh is such a lovely, close knit and warm community.

“I know many residents will be shocked and worried by the news.

“This is believed to be an isolated incident with an arrest having been made.

“I’ve no doubt that the town will pull together at this difficult time.”

Ross Shipman, leader of the Liberal Democrats on North East Derbyshire District Council, called the tragedy ‘shocking’ and offered his condolences to those involved.

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesperson said: "Close family of the victims have now been made aware and specially-trained officers are with them.

“We would ask that people avoid speculation and allow for space at this distressing time.

“At this time we believe the incident to be isolated, and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with their deaths."

Detective Chief Inspector Rob Routledge, who is leading the investigation team, said: “We would really like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the early hours of Sunday 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 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.”

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