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Knife attack children 'were angels'

Two young children believed to have been killed by their father in a knife attack have been described as "little angels".

Dominika Nalichowska said six-year-old Kinga Rzeszowski and her brother Kasper, two, were "beautiful" children with blue eyes and blonde hair.

Their father, named locally as Damian Rzeszowski, 30, is also believed to have stabbed his wife Izabela Rzeszowski, 30, to death in Jersey along with her father, Marek Garstki, her friend Marta de la Haye, 34, and her own five-year-old daughter Julia. He is then thought to have turned the knife on himself.

He has been arrested and remains under police guard at Jersey General Hospital as police wait to question him over Sunday's attacks in the capital St Helier.

Miss Nalichowska, 29, who taught Kinga at her Saturday Polish school, said her friend Mrs Rzeszowski had confided in her that they were having problems with their marriage and that Rzeszowski had taken an overdose of pills less than a month ago after suffering from depression.

She said: "He was a very calm and quiet person so I don't know if it was because everything was bottled up inside him."

Speaking from her home in St Helier, Miss Nalichowska said: "Both of them loved each other, they'd been together for about 10 years, but they had been having problems lately, as every couple does."

Describing Rzeszowski, she said: "He was a very peaceful man, we've never seen him lose his temper so it's hard to believe what made him turn in that way.

"He was a very calm and quiet person so I don't know if it was because everything was bottled up inside him."

She said the family had only returned from a trip to visit family in Poland on Saturday or Sunday.

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