Family of four and their dog found dead at their West Sussex home

A family of four and their dog have been found dead at a home in West Sussex.

The bodies of two adults and two children were found at an address in the village of Woodmancote on Sunday evening.

Sussex Police have launched a murder investigation, but said they were not seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Officers from the force attended at around 6.45pm after receiving a call raising a welfare concern about the residents.

All of the victims are believed to be members of the same family, the force said, and all were pronounced dead at the scene.

Ch Supt Jerry Westerman said: “This is believed to be an isolated incident contained to one property and in these early stages of the investigation we are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.”

Locals were warned they could expect to see a heightened police presence in the area.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Cotton.

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The Guardian

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