The family of Ruth Fuller, whose children and husband died in tragic circumstances in Shrewsbury last month, have issued a statement about the funeral arrangements.
– Johanna Ballard, statement on behalf of family
We will be holding a small family funeral service soon. We are extremely grateful for all the messages of support we have received, however we would kindly request that our privacy be respected at this difficult time, and will be keeping the service as strictly family and close friends only. We are also requesting family flowers only.
We will be arranging a memorial service in the coming weeks which will be open to anyone who wishes to attend, and we are extremely grateful for all the community's donations towards this.."
The father in law of the man believed to have stabbed his three children to death before taking his own life has said he will never know what drove him to do it. Ron Tocknell has published an open letter saying Ceri Fuller was a good dad.
Mr Tocknell has released a moving video of his grandchildren enjoying a day out with him in the park.
The grandfather of the three Gloucestershire children who were stabbed to death has paid tribute to them in videos posted online. Ron Tocknell from Lydney said he had many fond memories of little moments spent with them and the funny things they said. See the tributes here.
The bodies of four members of the same Gloucestershire family found dead by a disused quarry on Monday have been formally identified.
A family member confirmed the identities in Shrewsbury yesterday of Ceri Fuller 35, his son Samuel, 12, and daughters Rebecca Rose, eight, and Charlotte Mae, seven. All four were from Milkwall near Coleford in Gloucestershire.
An inquest is expected to open next week and will be adjourned to a future date while police continue their investigations.
More details are expected to be revealed today about how a father from the Forest of Dean died.
The body of Ceri Fuller was found in a quarry in Shropshire on Monday. His three children, Sam, Becka and Charlie were found stabbed to death in woodland nearby.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson from West Mercia police said a Home Office pathologist conducted post mortems on the children yesterday afternoon.
The examinations established that Sam Fuller, 12, and his sisters Rebecca, 8, and Charlotte, 7, all died from stab injuries.
A post mortem has yet to be carried out on their father, 35-year-old Ceri Fuller, who was also found dead in the former quarry near Shrewsbury on Monday morning. This is expected to be held later today.
Formal identification of all four is expected to be take place tomorrow.
David Fuller, the father of 35 year old Ceri Fuller who was found dead with his three children yesterday has released a statement.
It comes after West Mercia Police recovered a knife from the disused quarry near Shrewsbury where the bodies were found.
– David Fuller
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.
– David Fuller
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."
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."
Police in Shropshire have now revealed that they've found a knife as they investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of the children and their father.
A post mortem examination into the deaths was due to take place this afternoon. Eli-Louise Wringe reports.