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Police believe Gibraltar deaths are 'murder-suicide'

A spokesman for the Royal Gibraltar Police confirmed that "at present" the deaths appeared to be a murder-suicide.

The spokesman said he understood that next of kin in the UK have been informed of the tragedy.

A member of staff of the company that was letting out the flat, which is a rental property, attended the residence.

They got no answer from within but noticed that the house was locked from inside and that sent a few alarm bells ringing and they decided to call the police.

At the moment what we are doing is trying to get as much background information from both the Spanish and the UK sides of the family

– Spokesperson for Gibraltar Police

None of the deceased are thought to have been known to police or social services in Gibraltar.

These people had only been in Gibraltar for a few days, I think it was either last Thursday or Friday that they arrived.

We are trying to discover if they were here in transit to the UK or whether they were planning on staying for any length of time in Gibraltar."

– Spokesperson for Gibraltar Police

A Home Office forensic pathologist is expected to travel to Gibraltar in the next couple of days to perform post-mortem examinations on the bodies.

Man shot at Wigan car wash

A man is being treated in hospital after being shot in Wigan.

Police were called to Bolton Road, Ashton in Makerfield, following reports shots had been fired at a car wash this evening.

Witnesses describe seeing a man, who was wearing a balaclava, getting out of a white car and firing several shots towards the car wash.

The car was then driven off.

Police say a man went to hospital for treatment to serious injuries to his abdomen.

Such indiscriminate use of a firearm could have resulted in multiple deaths and I want to reassure local residents a full and thorough investigation is already underway.

If anyone witnessed what happened or has information about those responsible or the motive behind the attack I would urge them to call us immediately.

I would also appeal to anyone who has seen the car since this incident to get in touch.

All information will be treated in strict confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

– Det Insp Matthew Moore



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Co-pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies

Andreas Lubitz had been treated for noticeable suicidal tendencies Credit: PA Wire

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps, had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies.

German state prosecutors said today the co-pilot had been in a long period of psychotherapy for "noticeable suicidal tendencies" several years ago.

Several years ago before obtaining his pilot's licence the co-pilot was in a long period of psychotherapeutic treatment with noticeable suicidal tendencies.

– Prosecutors' Office in Dusseldorf

The German prosecutors added that since then he had not shown any signs of suicidal behaviour nor aggressive tendencies in other visits to doctors.

There is still no evidence that the co-pilot in the French Alps plane disaster said anything beforehand about what he was about to do, the state prosecutor said.

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