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Tributes to little girl murdered in Didcot

It's a case which has shocked the country. And tonight Police are still trying to find out why a man killed his mother, her partner and his young sister in Didcot in Oxfordshire.

Janet Jordon, her six year-old daughter Derin and her partner Philip Howard who was 44 were found in their home in Vicarage Road on Saturday night. They'd all been stabbed to death.

A major manhunt was launched for Janet's son - 21-year-old Jed Allen. His body was found in a wooded area at Marston Ferry Road in Oxford yesterday afternoon.

Meanwhile tribute continue to pour in for six year old Derin as Kate Bunkall reports.

And what of Jed Allen the tortured son and brother who murdered his family He's said to have phoned and texted friends before he died saying he'd 'done something bad.'

In widespread use of social media he profiled himself as a knife wielding fan of superheroes, a bodybuilder who brandished weapons who was gripped by uncontrollable rages. At the same time a man who deeply loved his mother.

Penny Silvester has this report.


Murder investigation launched in Boscombe

The man's body was found in a flat in Sea Road in Boscombe Credit: ITV Meridian

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a body at an address in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth with two people being arrested.

At around midday today, police discovered the body of a 19-year-old local man in a flat in Sea Road.

The circumstances of his death are suspicious and a murder investigation, led by detectives from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, is underway.

The man’s next of kin have been informed and are being kept updated by specially-trained officers. The coroner has been notified.

At 3.50pm today, a 25-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, both from Bournemouth, were arrested in Weymouth on suspicion of murder and are helping police with their enquiries.

A cordon has been put in place at the address in Sea Road and is expected to remain in place for some time while crime scene investigators carry out a thorough examination of the scene.

Officers are also carrying out house-to-house enquiries.

“We are still building a picture of exactly what happened earlier today, Tuesday 26 May 2015. If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious in the Sea Road area of Boscombe or has any other information that could be useful, I would urge them to please get in touch.”

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stewart Balmer
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