A coroner has ruled that three children were unlawfully killed in a remote quarry by their father who then jumped to his death.
Andrew Barkley described the killing of Samuel Fuller, 12, and his sisters Rebecca and Charlotte, aged eight and seven, as acts of "unimaginable horror".
Finding that Ceri Fuller had taken his own life, the deputy coroner for Mid and Northwest Shropshire said overwhelming evidence had driven him to the inescapable conclusion that the 35-year-old acted alone in attacking his children with a hunting knife.
An inquest into the deaths of three children from Gloucestershire and their father, Ceri Fuller will hear evidence for a second day today.
Their bodies were discovered in a disused quarry in Shropshire.
Yesterday the inquest heard how the children had suffered neck wounds thought to have been caused by a hunting knife.
At the time of the deaths, police said one line of inquiry was that Mr Fuller had killed his children before taking his own life.
An inquest into the deaths of a Gloucestershire father and his three children has resumed today. The bodies of 35-year-old Ceri Fuller, his son Samuel and two daughters Rebecca Rose and Charlotte Mae were discovered in a quarry near Shrewsbury last year. Victoria Davies has the latest.
An inquest will start today into the deaths of a father and his three children whose bodies were found near a quarry last summer.
Ceri Fuller from Milkwall in the Forest of Dean was discovered near his son Sam and daughters Rebecca and Charlotte at the site in Shropshire. They'd all been reported missing three days earlier.