Killamarsh tragedy: Everything we know so far as murder probe continues after four people die

A murder investigation is continuing after four people died in Killamarsh.

Monday, 20th September 2021, 7:20 am

Here is everything we know about the tragedy so far.

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

- At around 1.30pm, police made the public aware that they were dealing with a ‘serious incident’ in the town.

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Derbyshire police remain in Killamarsh as they investigate the major incident.

- A reporter for the Derbyshire Times visited Killamarsh where residents told of their concern.

- On Sunday night, police confirmed that four people were sadly found dead at the house. Their identities have not yet been made public by officials.

- Officers also confirmed that a man had been arrested and that they had started a murder investigation.

- 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.”

- Investigations are continuing. 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.”

- Lee Rowley, North East Derbyshire’s Conservative MP, described the major incident as ‘terrible and hugely tragic’. “I’ve no doubt that the town will pull together at this difficult time,” he added.

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