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Community in mourning for Gloucester family

Tributes have been left outside a school in memory of a family whose bodies were discovered yesterday by a disused quarry near Shrewsbury in Shropshire.

Eight year old Becka Fuller was a pupil at St John's C of E Primary School in Coleford with her sister Charlotte, seven. They were found dead along with their father Ceri Fuller, 35, and their 12-year-old brother Sam.

Aerial of the crime scene Credit: ITV News

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and said the deaths appeared to be the result of a "tragic family situation." West Mercia Police also say they recovered a knife from the disused quarry near Shrewsbury where the bodies were found.

David Fuller, the father of 35 year old Ceri Fuller released a statement this afternoon.

The Fuller and Tocknell families are devastated by this tragedy.

Ceri was a gentle, sensitive and intelligent man but also a very private one. He loved his children dearly and they were such a focal point of his life.

His relationship with each one of them was one of gentleness, involvement and attentive nurturing. Sam, Rebecca and Charlie were such charming individuals, brought up in an environment of love.

We cannot begin to imagine what was going through the mind of this gentle man to drive him to such tragic actions.

We would ask all to respect our privacy at this time while we try to come to terms with this terrible loss.

– David Fuller

The children's mother Ruth Fuller who had been married to Ceri Fuller for nearly three years, said: "I don't have the words to describe how I feel at the moment. All I would ask is that I be left alone to grieve for my family."

Teddy bears and flowers have been left outside the children's school and a book of condolence has been opened in the local church.

Tributes to Charlotte and Becka Credit: ITV West

A post mortem examination into the deaths was due to take place this afternoon. Watch Eli-Louise Wringe's report for more information.

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