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Tributes paid to children found dead in Shropshire

Tributes have been paid to three children found dead at a beauty spot in Shropshire.

Sam Fuller, 12, and his sisters eight-year-old Becka and seven-year-old Charlotte, who was known as Charlie, were described as "absolutely delightful children" by teachers.

Charlotte Fuller

Police put the deaths down to a "tragic family situation". They have launched a murder investigation but are not looking for anyone else in relation to the tragedy.

Officers found the bodies of the three siblings in an area of woodland near Pontesbury, Shropshire. Their father, 35-year-old Ceri Fuller, was also found dead nearby.

Post mortem examinations are expected to take place later today.

Ceri Fuller Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Becka and Charlie were pupils at St John's Church of England Primary School in Coleford, which older brother Sam had also attended before moving to secondary school.

Headteacher Jan Wagstaff said: "Rebecca and Charlotte were absolutely delightful children and a pleasure to have in school.

"Sam was also a pupil here before he moved on to Lakers. He was a lot of fun and always had a ready smile."

"They will all be very sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family."

– Jan Wagstaff, Headteacher at St John's Church of England Primary School
Sam and Charlotte Fuller

Alison Elliott, head of Lakers School in Coleford, added: "We are desperately sad to hear the family are having to face such a dreadful situation. Sam was a well loved member of our extended family here at Lakers. Our thoughts are with the family at this very tragic time."

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