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Children's services "would not have changed outcome" of children's deaths

Ron Lock said Children's Services would not have prevented the deaths of the two boys Credit: Chris Eades

An inquest has heard Children's Services would not have prevented the deaths of two boys and their father if they had acted differently.

Ron Lock, who wrote a serious case review into the case said he made seven recommendations for Hampshire County Council's Childrens Services Department.

But he said: "We didn't find that any actions or decisions if they had been made differently, would have changed the outcome."

Pathologist says cause of boys' deaths "un-ascertained"

A forensic pathologist giving evidence at an inquest into the death a father and his two sons say the cause of the children's death was "un-ascertained."

Amanda Jeffrey told the court both boys had the sleeping drug Zopiclone in their blood stream.

11 year old Jack had a relatively small amount but 3 year old Bryn had a higher dose that may have killed him. She said Jack may have been smothered.

Their father, Graham Anderson, was found with a neck injury and a belt around his neck.

Detective found blood in flat where father and sons were found

A Wiltshire Police Detective is currently giving evidence in an inquest into the deaths of Graham Anderson and his two sons, whose bodies were found in a flat in September last year.

Detective Constable Christopher Conway told the inquest that blood was found in the flat. Some of it was Graham Anderson's and some was that of his son Jack.

A post mortem showed both boys had traces of the insomnia drug Zopiclone, which Graham had been prescribed.

Inquest into death of father and two sons continues

11 year old Jack and 3 year old Bryn were found with their father in September last year Credit: Chris Eades

An inquest is continuing today into the deaths of a father and his two sons in Wiltshire.

The bodies of 11 year old Jack and 3 year old Bryn were found next to the body of their father - Graham Anderson - in a flat in Tidworth in September last year.

Yesterday the coroner, sitting in Salisbury, heard that Anderson had been due to be evicted the day before all the bodies were found.

He had failed to keep up his rent payments and was supposed to have left on August 31.

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Tidworth deaths: family faced eviction

A court has heard heard how a man and his two young sons were found dead in their flat by their landlady and a prospective tenant after they'd been given notice to leave.

Graham Anderson was discovered with his sons Jack and Bryn in Tidworth in South Wiltshire last year.

A neighbour described hearing a loud thud and the boys shouting a couple of nights before they were found.

Robert Murphy was in court.

Prospective new tenant found body

A inquest has heard a woman looking at a new flat stumbled across the body of a Wiltshire father when being shown around her potential new home.

The bodies of 36 year old Graham Anderson and his sons Jack, aged 11, and Bryn, aged three years were discovered at the ground floor apartment in Tidworth on 1 September last year.

Bryn and Jack Anderson

The Coroner sitting in Salisbury heard that Anderson had been due to be evicted the day before all the bodies were found.

He had failed to keep up his rent payments and was supposed to have left on August 31.

His landlady, Denise Evans, told the inquest she had previously called social services with her concerns after serving Anderson with his eviction notice.

Neighbour hears thuds and screams

At the inquest into the deaths of a father and his two sons in Wiltshire last September has heard from their neighbour.

Sarah Dodman lived in the flat next door to Graham Anderson and his sons, 11 year old Jack and three year old Bryn in Tidworth.

Ms Dodman told the inquest she was awoken by a loud thud on the other side of the wall.

I heard the older brother screaming. The little boy began screaming also.

I heard little bangs on the wall as if the older boy was flailing about.

My stomach clenched and I thought that's not right.

The older boy started screaming louder, screaming 'what are you doing to me, what are you doing to me?'

I heard a lower voice which I thought was the father. I thought he was calming him down.

The entire time the little boy was just screaming, screaming, screaming.

– Sarah Dodman, neighbour

Father was 'devoted' to his sons

A social worker has been giving evidence at the inquest into the deaths of Graham Anderson and his sons, 11 year old Jack and Bryn who was three.

The boys and their father were found dead at a flat in Tidworth in September last year.

Their social worker, Jaz Bains, told the inquest that the boys' mother, Victoria Jones, was binge drinking and engaged in relationships that were not 'child-centred'.

Ms Jones was separated from the boy's father at the time.

He was totally devoted to the children.

He didn't want to step back from having responsibility to be their carer.

– Social worker Jaz Bains
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