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Post mortem results expected in Shropshire murder investigation

The family travelled to Pontesbury in a Landrover Freelander found near the scene. Photo: ITV Central

Police investigating the deaths of three children and their father in Shropshire are expecting test results back today, confirming how they died.

The bodies of 12 year old Sam Fuller and his sisters Becka, aged eight, and Charlie, aged seven, were found in woodland in Pontesbury on Monday. It's believed they were stabbed and a knife has been recovered from the scene.

The body of their father, Ceri Fuller, was found nearby at Poles Coppice on Pontesbury Hill, near Shrewsbury. Detectives believe he had fallen from a cliff.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson, from West Mercia Police, who is leading the investigation, said:

"One line of inquiry being considered is that the father took the children's lives before taking his own."

– Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson

Post mortem examinations on the bodies of the three children and their father are being carried out by a Home Office pathologist.

The old quarry and woodland where the bodies were found will remain cordoned off as investigations continue.

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