Man arrested after four found dead in house near Sheffield

A man has been arrested after four people were found dead at a house in a town near Sheffield.

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Derbyshire police said they were called to an address on Chandos Crescent in Killamarsh, Derbyshire, at about 7.25am on Sunday.


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The force said a man was in police custody and they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths. The details of the victims, such as ages, are yet to be released. Close family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

DCI Rob Routledge, who is leading the investigation, said: “We would really like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the early hours of this 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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Emergency services at the scene in Chandos Crescent in Killamarsh, near Sheffield.

Police have urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

The North East Derbyshire MP, Lee Rowley, offered his condolences following the “terrible and hugely tragic” incident.

“Terrible and hugely tragic news from Killamarsh this evening. Our condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them,” Rowley said on Twitter.

The Conservative MP also paid tribute to Killamarsh as a “lovely” community” that would show its resilience “at this difficult time”.

“Killamarsh is such a lovely, close-knit and warm community and I know that many residents will be shocked and worried by the news,” he tweeted.

“This is believed to be an isolated incident with an arrest having been made. I’ve no doubt that the village will pull together at this difficult time.”

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