Four people found dead in London apartment



Met Police have launched an investigation after the bodies of four people, including two children, were found in a west London flat.

Officers were called just after 3pm on Friday to concerns over the welfare of occupants of a property in Hounslow.

After forcing their way in, they discovered the bodies of a man and a woman in their thirties, an 11-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy. No one else is wanted in connection with the incident.

The four are believed to be related, although police are now officially identifying the bodies and notifying their next of kin.

The investigation is being carried out by homicide detectives from Specialist Crime.

Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, the local police commander, said: ‘Our investigation is at a very early stage and, based on our initial investigations, we are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. .

“I know the shock and distress this terrible incident will cause within the community of Hounslow and beyond. I can assure the local population that specialist officers are working to establish exactly what happened and I will provide further information as soon as possible.

“I am also aware that this incident will be particularly upsetting for children, and I ask people to be responsible for what they post on social media, including not naming or speculating on the names of those who have died. .

“There will be additional police officers in the area throughout the weekend, I urge anyone with information or concerns to speak to these officers.”

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