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West Mercia Police car at the scene Credit: Keith Wilkinson

Police investigating the deaths of three young children and their father in Shropshire have recovered a knife from the scene.

A murder investigation is underway after the bodies of Ceri Fuller and his three children, Sam, Becka and Charlotte, were discovered in a disused quarry at near Shrewsbury.

Police officer at the scene Credit: Keith Wilkinson

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Book of condolence for family found dead in Shropshire

Book of condolence Credit: ITV West

A book of condolence has been set up in St John's Church in Coleford in memory of a family whose bodies were found by a disused quarry in Shropshire yesterday.

Police have said the deaths of Ceri Fuller, his son Sam and two young daughters, Becka and Charlotte, stemmed from a "tragic family situation".

Aerial image of crime scene in Shropshire

Disused quarry near Pontesbury in Shropshire where the bodies were found Credit: SWNS

West Mercia police have opened a murder investigation after the bodies of a man and his three children were found in a disused quarry near Pontesbury in Shropshire.

Police have said the deaths of Ceri Fuller, his son Sam and two young daughters, Becka and Charlotte, stemmed from a "tragic family situation".

Police update on bodies found in Shropshire

Ceri Fuller Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police investigating the deaths of a father and his three children in Shropshire are considering the possibility that he may have killed his children before taking his own life.

Officers found the bodies of Sam Fuller, 12, and his sisters eight-year-old Becka and seven-year-old Charlotte, in an area of woodland near Pontesbury, Shropshire. Their father, 35-year-old Ceri Fuller, was also found dead nearby.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson, the officer leading the police investigation, said today: "One line of enquiry being considered is that the father took the children's lives before taking his own."

Police have previously said they are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident which appeared to be a "tragic family situation."

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Tributes left for children found dead in Shropshire

Tributes for Sam Fuller, 12, and his sisters Becka, eight, and seven-year-old Charlotte. Credit: Keith Wilkinson

Tributes have been left at the scene where the bodies of a father and three children who were found dead at a beauty spot in Shropshire.

Officers found the bodies of Sam Fuller, 12, and his sisters eight-year-old Becka and seven-year-old Charlotte, in an area of woodland near Pontesbury, Shropshire. Their father, 35-year-old Ceri Fuller, was also found dead nearby.

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.

Tragic news broken to school friends of Becka and Charlie

Reverend Alan Wearmouth, chairman of governors at St John's Church of England Primary School, described the moment the tragic news was broken to Becka and Charlie's school friends. Speaking to ITV, he said:

When the head got the news she took some advice and discussed it with one or two people and then called an assembly for the children.

All the children came in and the head, remarkably calmly and professionally, informed the children that sadly their friends' bodies had been found and that they were dead and would not be returning to school.

We then had a moment of silence, said a prayer, lit two candles for them and the children went back with their teachers or stayed in the hall as was appropriate.

– Reverend Alan Wearmouth

Tributes for children found dead in Shropshire

Flowers at St John's C of E Primary School in Coleford Credit: ITV West
Tributes to Charlotte and Becka Fuller Credit: ITV West

Tributes have been left at a school to three children who were found dead yesterday with their father in Shropshire.

Eight-year-old Becka Fuller was a pupil at St John's C of E Primary School in Coleford with her sister Charlotte, aged six.

They were found dead along with their 12-year-old brother Sam and father Ceri Fuller, 35.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and said the deaths appeared to be the result of a "tragic family situation."

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