Two adults and two children found dead in Fordingbridge

Daily Echo: Four bodies found in Hampshire home Four bodies found in Hampshire home

FOUR bodies have been found in a house in a Hampshire town.

Two adults and two children, girls aged two and one, were discovered dead at about 11.20am today at a property in Provost Street, Fordingbridge.

Emergency services were called after a member of the public heard screaming.

Paramedics found the woman and children dead with stab wounds and a man hanging from stairway.

The ambulance service has despatched welfare staff to counsel the paramedics who found the bodies.

Detectives from Hampshire's major crime department are now leading the investigation.

A cordon has been put up around the property.

Eye witnesses at the scene told how the police cordon had been placed across two houses, to block off entrance down a small road that leads to more houses.

The properties are fairly newly built homes and were being guarded by a policeman.

The road is fairly central in the town and connects with the High Street. The nearest businesses are just a couple of hundred yards away.

Five police cars and two vans were at the scene, with several detectives within the cordon. Officers could be seen getting into white forensic suits as they prepared to go inside the house.

A member of staff from Kebab House, a nearby takeaway business, said: “When I arrived there were police everywhere, initially three or four cars but maybe more. People are just walking up and down trying to find out what has happened.”

Staff at the nearby Crown Inn said regulars in the pub were talking about what was happening but nobody really new for sure what had taken place.

A neighbour Alayna Brooks, aged 53, said she saw the grandmother of the family running out of the house screaming: 'they're all dead'.

Miss Brooks said she understood the husband of the family, who is believed to have been a delivery driver at Doccombe European Ltd, was found hanged in a bedroom, the two girls were on a bed and the mother was found dead downstairs.

Another neighbour Jeremy Pentecost also saw the grandmother running out of the house. He said: "The door was wide open, she was in floods of tears, saying 'I can't believe it.' I think she was on her mobile phone to her husband. The children's dad was a really nice guy. I used to see him cleaning his car and we had a joke together."

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1:48pm Mon 26 Jul 10

News Fanatic says...

Not again! Who can forget the tragedy at Burgate House, Fordingbridge, in 1986 in which five people were murdered?
Not again! Who can forget the tragedy at Burgate House, Fordingbridge, in 1986 in which five people were murdered? News Fanatic
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1:52pm Mon 26 Jul 10

Brite Spark says...

Provost Street is close to the High Street, near the river and to the left of the pub.
One wouldn't expect this sort of thing to happen somewhere like Fordingbridge.
London, Bradford or Birmingham maybe, but not Fordingbridge.
Provost Street is close to the High Street, near the river and to the left of the pub. One wouldn't expect this sort of thing to happen somewhere like Fordingbridge. London, Bradford or Birmingham maybe, but not Fordingbridge. Brite Spark
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1:52pm Mon 26 Jul 10

StEmmosfire says...

News Fanatic wrote:
Not again! Who can forget the tragedy at Burgate House, Fordingbridge, in 1986 in which five people were murdered?
We don’t know yet if it is suspicious, a chance it could be carbon monoxide poisoning or something, or a suicide murder. Whatever it is it is a complete tragedy and will hurt the community of Fordingbridge.
[quote][p][bold]News Fanatic[/bold] wrote: Not again! Who can forget the tragedy at Burgate House, Fordingbridge, in 1986 in which five people were murdered?[/p][/quote]We don’t know yet if it is suspicious, a chance it could be carbon monoxide poisoning or something, or a suicide murder. Whatever it is it is a complete tragedy and will hurt the community of Fordingbridge. StEmmosfire
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1:53pm Mon 26 Jul 10

Brite Spark says...

News Fanatic wrote:
Not again! Who can forget the tragedy at Burgate House, Fordingbridge, in 1986 in which five people were murdered?
Well, apart from on that occasssion!!
[quote][p][bold]News Fanatic[/bold] wrote: Not again! Who can forget the tragedy at Burgate House, Fordingbridge, in 1986 in which five people were murdered?[/p][/quote]Well, apart from on that occasssion!! Brite Spark
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1:59pm Mon 26 Jul 10

Linesman says...

Brite Spark wrote:
News Fanatic wrote: Not again! Who can forget the tragedy at Burgate House, Fordingbridge, in 1986 in which five people were murdered?
Well, apart from on that occasssion!!
Not very bright on this 'occasion'!
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]News Fanatic[/bold] wrote: Not again! Who can forget the tragedy at Burgate House, Fordingbridge, in 1986 in which five people were murdered?[/p][/quote]Well, apart from on that occasssion!![/p][/quote]Not very bright on this 'occasion'! Linesman
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2:02pm Mon 26 Jul 10

Brite Spark says...

Linesman wrote:
Brite Spark wrote:
News Fanatic wrote: Not again! Who can forget the tragedy at Burgate House, Fordingbridge, in 1986 in which five people were murdered?
Well, apart from on that occasssion!!
Not very bright on this 'occasion'!
I blame my keyboard, I know that occassion has only got two esses.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]News Fanatic[/bold] wrote: Not again! Who can forget the tragedy at Burgate House, Fordingbridge, in 1986 in which five people were murdered?[/p][/quote]Well, apart from on that occasssion!![/p][/quote]Not very bright on this 'occasion'![/p][/quote]I blame my keyboard, I know that occassion has only got two esses. Brite Spark
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2:04pm Mon 26 Jul 10

StEmmosfire says...

I don’t know, a serious event has just happened, the loss of 4 lives cut short and all some of you can say is you spelt this wrong, this grammar is bad. Pathetic, this is why it amazes me the Echo people to comment on these types of stories.
I don’t know, a serious event has just happened, the loss of 4 lives cut short and all some of you can say is you spelt this wrong, this grammar is bad. Pathetic, this is why it amazes me the Echo people to comment on these types of stories. StEmmosfire
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2:06pm Mon 26 Jul 10

The Edge of Reason says...

StEmmosfire wrote:
I don’t know, a serious event has just happened, the loss of 4 lives cut short and all some of you can say is you spelt this wrong, this grammar is bad. Pathetic, this is why it amazes me the Echo people to comment on these types of stories.
Here here
[quote][p][bold]StEmmosfire[/bold] wrote: I don’t know, a serious event has just happened, the loss of 4 lives cut short and all some of you can say is you spelt this wrong, this grammar is bad. Pathetic, this is why it amazes me the Echo people to comment on these types of stories.[/p][/quote]Here here The Edge of Reason
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2:51pm Mon 26 Jul 10

Snarfpup says...

Brite Spark you are an idiot. You should be banned from posting. All I ever read is pathetic comments from you, what's the point?
Brite Spark you are an idiot. You should be banned from posting. All I ever read is pathetic comments from you, what's the point? Snarfpup
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2:59pm Mon 26 Jul 10

StEmmosfire says...

Looks like it is a murder suicide. If it's a fairly new house they will have trouble selling it again. They sometimes knock these houses down when a tragic event like this happens. It will really hit the village hard, when I have gone for cycles to Fordingbridge in the past I quite often get locals stop and have a chat with me, a lot of them have been in the village since they were children.
Looks like it is a murder suicide. If it's a fairly new house they will have trouble selling it again. They sometimes knock these houses down when a tragic event like this happens. It will really hit the village hard, when I have gone for cycles to Fordingbridge in the past I quite often get locals stop and have a chat with me, a lot of them have been in the village since they were children. StEmmosfire
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4:05pm Mon 26 Jul 10

OSPREYSAINT says...

A tragedy and newsworthy but why do we need three threads on the same article, once again I ask was there any sign of trouble and could someone have spotted it coming and acted quicker to prevent it? Maybe we will never know RIP.
A tragedy and newsworthy but why do we need three threads on the same article, once again I ask was there any sign of trouble and could someone have spotted it coming and acted quicker to prevent it? Maybe we will never know RIP. OSPREYSAINT
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4:18pm Mon 26 Jul 10

Stillness says...

Brite Spark wrote:
Provost Street is close to the High Street, near the river and to the left of the pub.
One wouldn't expect this sort of thing to happen somewhere like Fordingbridge.
London, Bradford or Birmingham maybe, but not Fordingbridge.
It goes to show that tragedies can happen anywhere. You can be just as depressed in Fordingbridge as you can be in Bradford and just as depressed in a mansion as in a bed sit.

Best wishes to the surviving family, especial the grand mother.
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: Provost Street is close to the High Street, near the river and to the left of the pub. One wouldn't expect this sort of thing to happen somewhere like Fordingbridge. London, Bradford or Birmingham maybe, but not Fordingbridge.[/p][/quote]It goes to show that tragedies can happen anywhere. You can be just as depressed in Fordingbridge as you can be in Bradford and just as depressed in a mansion as in a bed sit. Best wishes to the surviving family, especial the grand mother. Stillness
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5:58pm Mon 26 Jul 10

MaximumAdrian says...

The Edge of Reason wrote:
StEmmosfire wrote: I don’t know, a serious event has just happened, the loss of 4 lives cut short and all some of you can say is you spelt this wrong, this grammar is bad. Pathetic, this is why it amazes me the Echo people to comment on these types of stories.
Here here
Agreed - Echo fail again to understand why some stories need the comments section disabled.
[quote][p][bold]The Edge of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StEmmosfire[/bold] wrote: I don’t know, a serious event has just happened, the loss of 4 lives cut short and all some of you can say is you spelt this wrong, this grammar is bad. Pathetic, this is why it amazes me the Echo people to comment on these types of stories.[/p][/quote]Here here[/p][/quote]Agreed - Echo fail again to understand why some stories need the comments section disabled. MaximumAdrian
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6:22pm Mon 26 Jul 10

Stillness says...

MaximumAdrian wrote:
The Edge of Reason wrote:
StEmmosfire wrote: I don’t know, a serious event has just happened, the loss of 4 lives cut short and all some of you can say is you spelt this wrong, this grammar is bad. Pathetic, this is why it amazes me the Echo people to comment on these types of stories.
Here here
Agreed - Echo fail again to understand why some stories need the comments section disabled.
So why are you posting?
[quote][p][bold]MaximumAdrian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Edge of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StEmmosfire[/bold] wrote: I don’t know, a serious event has just happened, the loss of 4 lives cut short and all some of you can say is you spelt this wrong, this grammar is bad. Pathetic, this is why it amazes me the Echo people to comment on these types of stories.[/p][/quote]Here here[/p][/quote]Agreed - Echo fail again to understand why some stories need the comments section disabled.[/p][/quote]So why are you posting? Stillness
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1:01am Tue 27 Jul 10

Spot O'Bother says...

It's a shame that you feel the necessity to rail against Brite Spark. I can understand his chagrin at your perception of him.
It's a shame that you feel the necessity to rail against Brite Spark. I can understand his chagrin at your perception of him. Spot O'Bother
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5:49pm Tue 27 Jul 10

Donald2000 says...

Possibly the editors can reconsider having a comments section on this event? Thank you.
Possibly the editors can reconsider having a comments section on this event? Thank you. Donald2000
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