Norwich: Investigations continue after family found deadon January 20, 2024 at 12:19 pm

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A 45-year-old man, who was found with three other bodies, is named locally as Bartlomiej Kuczynski.

Police car and forensics tent on street in CostesseyImage source, Zoe O’Brien/BBC

A large police presence remains in a town after the bodies of a man, woman and two young girls from the same family were found.

The man has been named locally as Bartlomiej Kuczynski.

Officers forced entry to a house in Costessey, near Norwich, on Friday morning after a call from the public.

Norfolk Police said the bodies of the man, 45, woman, 36, and the girls were discovered inside, all with injuries, and it was an “isolated incident”.

Roads by Allan Bedford Crescent are still closed and officers said they would remain in the area for a “considerable time”.

Costessey, Norfolk

Image source, John Fairhall/BBC

Officers forced entry into the house in Allan Bedford Crescent at about 07:15 GMT on Friday.

Det Ch Insp Chris Burgess said: “The man and two children lived at the address, but the woman involved was visiting and didn’t live at the property. Next of kin have been informed and we are supporting them.”

The force said it was not currently investigating any other locations and it was an “isolated incident”.

“I would urge people to be cautious around the information they share on social media, and between each other. We don’t want false information getting out there because that can frustrate the inquiry and cause undue distress where it’s not needed, so please rely on the information the police are sharing,” Det Ch Insp Burgess added.

Police presence in Allan Bedford Crescent, Costessey, Norwich

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He also confirmed that officers were called to the same house on 14 December as part of a missing persons inquiry and said that particular investigation would be re-examined.

No cause of death has been given and post-mortem examinations are due to be held.

The Diocese of Norwich said its “thoughts and prayers” were with those impacted by the tragic news and churches in Old Costessey and Easton would be open.

Margaret Proudfoot, a lay minister at St Edmunds Church in The Street Old Costessey, said from 15:00 until 16:00 the church would be open for local people to come along, say a prayer and light a candle.

Sharon Blundell

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Sharon Blundell, the Liberal Democrat councillor for Old Costessey on South Norfolk Council, said she had been left in shock.

“It’s tragic. You don’t expect that on such a close-knit community,” she said.

“Our community is lovely and always there for each other.”

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