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Death of Keziah, 6, treated as murder

Keziah's death is being treated as murder Credit: Hampshire Police

Detectives investigating the deaths of two people in East Cowes on Wednesday are now in a position to confirm the results of post mortem examinations carried out yesterday (Thursday June 2).

The post mortem examination of Darren Flux-Edmonds, 44, found death was by ligature suspension.

His death is not being treated as suspicious by detectives.

The result of the post mortem examination of his six-year-old daughter Keziah Flux-Edmonds was undetermined and further tests will be carried out.

Detectives are treating her death as murder and are continuing with their investigations on behalf of the coroner.

Detective Inspector Simon Baker said: “We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident and our specialist officers are continuing to support family members.”


Candlelight vigil in memory of six-year-old girl

A community of the Isle of Wight has held a candlelight vigil in memory of a six-year old girl.

Hundreds turned out to pay tribute to Keziah Flux-Edmonds, who died in hospital after an incident at a house in East Cowes.

Her father Darren Flux-Edmonds was found dead at the house in Cromwell Avenue on Wednesday.

Police release picture of girl, 6, who died in Isle of Wight 'incident'

Keziah Flux-Edmonds, six years old, was found unconscious Credit: Hampshire Police

Police have named the two people who died following an incident in East Cowes.

Darren Flux-Edmonds, 44, was found dead by officers at an address in Cromwell Avenue.

His daughter Keziah Flux-Edmonds, six, was found unconscious at the address and was taken to St Mary’s Hospital. She died a short time later.

Investigations into the exact circumstances of the deaths are ongoing today on behalf of the coroner and post mortems are being carried out today.

The family are being supported by specialist officers.


Bodies of man, girl and 2 dogs found in Isle of Wight home

A six-year-old girl and a 44-year-old man have died at a property on the Isle of Wight.

Police were called to an address in Cromwell Avenue at 10.10am this morning where they found a body of a man and the young girl unconscious. She was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

The bodies of two dogs were also found within the address.

At this stage police are treating this as an isolated incident and say they would like to reassure the community that there is no wider risk.

Police say they will have a police presence at the address overnight.

Father to challenge council over term time holiday fine

Jon Platt has been given a new fine for taking his daughter on holiday during term time Credit: ITV Meridian

A father is due to challenge the Isle of Wight Council again - this time in the High Court.

Jon Platt, who's from the Island, has been handed a new fine for taking his daughter on another holiday during term-time.

He's refusing to pay it.

The local authority hopes to receive clarification on the issue.

Emergency services at chemical incident in Cowes

Police, fire and ambulance crews are at a property in Cowes this evening, dealing with a chemical incident.

St Mary's Road in Cowes is currently closed

Police have closed part of St Mary's Road in Cowes to allow Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service to manage a hazardous chemical incident.

Police were contacted just after 7pm this evening by Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. Paramedics were treating a man in his 20s at a house in St Mary's Road.

Police remain on scene and are in contact with residents.

Please avoid this area of Cowes.

– A police spokesman
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