Wednesday, 2 November 2016


Police discovered the bodies of David Stokes and his two sons hours after reports of a disturbance at the family home.


Police outside a house in Welwyn Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, where the bodies of a man and two children were found in the early hours of November 2 2016
Image Caption:Police outside the home in Welwyn Road, Hinckley
The bodies of two children and their father have been found at a house in Leicestershire.
David Stokes, 43, and his sons Adam, 11, and Matthew, five, were discovered dead hours after police were called to reports of a disturbance.
Sally Stokes, the children's mother, is in a stable condition in hospital after suffering injuries at the semi-detached house in Welwyn Road, Hinckley.
Police arrived at the property at around 9.30pm on Tuesday and made contact with both Mr and Mrs Stokes. Negotiators were also sent to the scene.



BREAKING NEWS | Detectives believe the victims to be 43-year-old David Stokes, and his sons Adam, aged 11, and Matthew, aged five.
Mrs Stokes emerged from the property in the early hours of Wednesday and needed first-aid before being taken to hospital. Police then found the bodies after entering the house.
Forensic examinations are still under way and the cause of the deaths is not yet known. Post-mortem examinations are due to take place.
Officers are not looking for anyone else.
The boys' headteacher at St Mary's Church of England Primary School in the town, Rachel Ayres, said everyone had been "devastated" by the news.

Welwyn Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, where the bodies of a man and two children have been found in a house
Image Caption:Officers were called to the street after neighbours reported a disturbance
Neighbour Wendy Aubrey told The Hinckley Times she was "woken up by screaming" at 2.30am.
She said another resident saw a woman standing in the street and called the police.
"All the cars came down, there were loads of them," she said. "I was kept awake by all the doors banging."
Detective Chief Superintendent David Sandall said: "A number of inquiries are now under way to understand what caused the three deaths, and the circumstances surrounding the events of last night in the house.
"Whilst we are not, at this stage, looking for anyone in connection with what happened, we would like to hear from anyone who may have information for us."
As officers were in contact with the couple during the evening, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed of the deaths.