Inquest into Pedersen deaths

The quiet country lane in Newton Stacey where the bodies were found Credit: Ben Mitchell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

An inquest into the deaths of a former army sergeant and his two children will be opened and adjourned today. The bodies of Michael, 51, Ben, seven, and Freya Pedersen, six, were found next to a Saab 900SE convertible car in a lane at Newton Stacey, near Andover in Hampshire, on Sunday.