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Man identified from CCTV image of Hinckley defibrillator damage

The £13,000 defibrillator was found destroyed after it was taken from a paramedic in Hinckley. Credit: East Midlands Ambulance Service

Police have identified the person in CCTV images in connection to a defibrillator that was stolen and damaged in Hinckley.

The defibrillator was taken from a paramedic as he treated a patient on Regent Street on 4th December.

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Inquests into deaths of father and sons opened and adjourned

Inquests into deaths of father and sons opened and adjourned Credit: Family Photograph

The inquests into the deaths of a father and his two sons from Hinckley have been opened and adjourned.

The bodies of 43-year-old David Stokes, and his sons five-year-old Matthew and his 11-year brother Adam, were found on Wednesday morning (2 November).

Our reporter Stacey Foster was in court:

£3000 mark smashed in fundraising for two dead boys found in Hinckley

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More than £3000 has been raised in less than a week in memory of two boys found dead at a house in Hinckley earlier this week, along with their father.

Richard Spalding set up the fundraising web site page on behalf of his son, who was the best friend of Adam Stokes, the older of the two boys.

213
People have donated
£3230
Raised over the last few days

Police were called to a house in Hinckley on Tuesday evening after reports of a disturbance.

After several hours of negotiations they entered the house and found the bodies of Adam and Matthew Stokes along with their father David. A woman is in a stable condition in hospital.

It's thought the money will go towards a community memorial - possibly a playground, and to support the family.

Read more: Three bodies found at a house in Hinckley

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Man found dead alongside children in Hinckley died from stab wound to the chest

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Post-mortem examinations have taken place on three people who were found dead at a house in Welwyn Road, Hinckley, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The man has been formally identified as 43-year-old David Stokes. The provisional cause of death has been recorded as a stab wound to the chest.

Post mortem examinations in relation to the two children have begun but not yet been concluded, the causes of death have not yet been confirmed. The children have been formally identified as five-year-old Matthew Stokes and his 11-year brother Adam. Police have confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Hinckley vicar pays tribute to community during vigil after two boys found dead alongside father

Around 300 residents have taken part in a vigil in Hinckley tonight in memory of two young boys who were found dead alongside their father yesterday. Rt Rev John Whittaker who lead the service took the opportunity to also thank those who had been involved in the incident, from the emergency services, funeral directors and the wider community.

Police believe the man was 43-year-old David Stokes, and the children were his sons 11-year-old Adam and 5-year-old Matthew. The woman being treated in hospital, who was also in the house is Sally Stokes, David’s wife and the children’s mother. Inquiries are still at a relatively early stage, but officers say they're not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Vigil held in memory of children found dead in Hinckley

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A vigil is being held in Hinckley tonight in memory of two young boys who were found dead alongside their father yesterday. Police believe the man was 43-year-old David Stokes, and the children were his sons 11-year-old Adam and 5-year-old Matthew. The woman being treated in hospital, who was also in the house is Sally Stokes, David’s wife and the children’s mother. She remains in a stable condition.

Inquiries are still at a relatively early stage, but officers say they're not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Video: Local churches coming together to remember Hinckley family

Local churches in Hinckley are uniting to pray for the family of two boys who were found dead in their home yesterday.

Reverend John Whittaker from St Mary's Church in Hinckley said a vigil tonight would allow people to grieve as well as to come together in prayer.

The vigil will take place later at St Peter's Catholic Church in Hinckley on Leicester Rd.

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