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Police outside a house on Garendon Road in Shepshed, Leicestershire, where a mother and two children were found dead

Police outside a house on Garendon Road in Shepshed, Leicestershire, where a mother and two children were found dead

Flowers left outside the house on Garendon Road in Shepshed

Flowers left outside the house on Garendon Road in Shepshed

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Police outside a house on Garendon Road in Shepshed, Leicestershire, where a mother and two children were found dead

A mother and two children from a "very pleasant family" have been found dead inside their home.

The three, named locally as Claudia Oakes-Green, her son Thomas, believed to be 12, and daughter Eleanor, eight, were discovered by police at the address in Garendon Road in Shepshed, Leicestershire, on Wednesday night.

Leicestershire Police said they were not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

Michael Eastwood, vicar at St Winefride's Catholic Church, which stands next to the house, said the family had appeared to be a happy one. He had known the family, which included the woman's husband, named locally as Iain, as they regularly worshipped at the church.

"They are a very pleasant family," he said.

"One of the things we remember about them, and always will remember about them, particularly in the summer evenings, was that we would hear the children in the garden and the sound we heard was one of enjoyment and happiness.

"We always remarked about that and said 'Oh, they are having an enjoyable time again'."

Mr Eastwood said the boy went to De Lisle Catholic Science College and the young girl to St Winefride's Primary.

The family had lived at the address for about four or five years.

Mr Oakes-Green is thought to be an engineer for Campbell Scientific. A spokesman said the company would not be commenting.

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