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Dad and sons found dead after police sent to house

By PA Reporters

Published 03/11/2016

'Negotiators and specialist officers were sent to the scene on Tuesday night, but when police gained access to the house a man was found dead in the property'
'Negotiators and specialist officers were sent to the scene on Tuesday night, but when police gained access to the house a man was found dead in the property'

Two children and their father were found dead in a house in Hinckley after reports of a disturbance.

The deceased were named locally as David Stokes (43) and his two sons, Adam (11) and five-year-old Matthew.

A woman who was found with injuries and taken to hospital in the early hours of Wednesday, was also named locally as Sally Stokes (44).

One neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: "They were very nice people."

Leicestershire Police attended the address in Welwyn Road at 9.30pm on Tuesday after calls from concerned residents.

Contact was made with a man and woman in the property.

Negotiators and specialist officers were sent to the scene on Tuesday night, but when police gained access to the house a man was found dead in the property.

A search of the house also uncovered the bodies of two children.

Forensic examinations were being carried out at the scene, and the cause of the deaths has yet to be confirmed.

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