Four individuals, including an 11-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, have been discovered dead in a west London apartment.
A property on Staines Road, Bedfont, Hounslow, was the subject of a call to the Metropolitan Police just after 3 o’clock on Friday due to concerns about its residents.
Four bodies were discovered inside the house after the police broke down the door to get inside.
An 11-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy, and a couple in their 30s are believed to be involved. They were also all believed to be connected.
Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, local policing commander in west London, said: “Our investigation is at a very early stage, and based on our initial inquiries, we are not currently seeking anybody else in connection with the incident.
“I know the shock and distress that this terrible incident will cause among the community in Hounslow and beyond. I can assure local people that specialist officers are working to establish exactly what happened and I will provide further information as soon as I can.
“I am also aware that this incident will be particularly upsetting for children, and I ask people to please be responsible about what they post on social media, including not naming or speculating as to the names of those who’ve died.
“There will be additional police officers in the area across the weekend, I urge anyone with information or concerns to speak with those officers.”