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Bodies found in Andover - first pictures

Police on the scene after discovery of three bodies. Credit: ITV Meridian

The bodies of a man and two young children have been found next to a car on a bridleway in Hampshire.

Hampshire Police were alerted at 6.15pm on Sunday by a member of the public who discovered the bodies in Newton Stacey, Andover.

They are believed to be Michael Pedersen, 51, of Chertsey, Surrey, and Ben Pedersen, seven, and Freya Pedersen, six, both of Ashford, Middlesex, said a spokesman.

Police on the scene after discovery of three bodies. Credit: ITV Meridian

Bodies found in Andover - latest

The bodies of a man and two young children have been found next to a car on a bridleway in Hampshire.

Hampshire Police were alerted at 6.15pm on Sunday by a member of the public who discovered the bodies in Newton Stacey, Andover.

They are believed to be Michael Pedersen, 51, of Chertsey, Surrey, and Ben Pedersen, seven, and Freya Pedersen, six, both of Ashford, Middlesex, said a spokesman.

No-one else is being sought in connection with the deaths, police said.

The police spokesman said the coroner has been informed and post-mortem examinations are due to take place later.

We are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this terrible incident and are working to establish what has led to these tragic deaths.

"We are treating this as an isolated incident and we do not believe anyone else was involved.

"The families of Michael, Ben and Freya have been informed and family liaison officers are working with them to provide support and keep them updated.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved at this extremely difficult time."

– Det Sup Tony Harris

BREAKING NEWS: Bodies found in Andover

Police investigating the deaths of a man and two children whose bodies were found outside a car on a bridleway in Newton Stacey, Andover, on Sunday.

Officers were alerted at around 6.15pm after a member of the public discovered the bodies.

The bodies have not been formally identified but they are believed to be Michael Pedersen, aged 51 of Chertsey, Surrey, Ben Pedersen, aged 7, and Freya Pedersen aged 6, both of Ashford, Middlesex.

The Coroner has been informed and post mortem examinations are due to take place.

Det Sup Tony Harris, said: “We are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this terrible incident and are working to establish what has led to these tragic deaths.

“We are treating this as an isolated incident and we do not believe anyone else was involved."

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