Tidworth Deaths

Police are investigating the deaths of Graham Anderson and his two young children in Tidworth in Wiltshire.

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Inquest into deaths of brothers and father in Tidworth

The cause of death of Bryn and Jack Anderson has yet to be confirmed Credit: Family photo

The inquest into the deaths of two brothers and their father in Tidworth at the weekend has been opened and adjourned today.

Eleven year old Jack Anderson died with his brother Bryn, who was three. Their father Graham Anderson was found dead in another room.

Detectives say they're awaiting the results of a number of tests before they can confirm the causes of death.


Police gather CCTV in Tidworth bodies investigation

Police investigating the deaths of a man and two young boys in a flat in Tidworth are gathering CCTV images to build a picture of their movements in the seven days until their bodies were discovered.

Graham Gordon Anderson, aged 36, was found dead in the rented property in Sidbury Circular Road at lunchtime on Saturday. The bodies of the boys, aged 11 and three, were in another room.

We are gathering CCTV footage from shops in Tidworth and from buses which run through the town.

It is very important that we establish the movements of Graham Anderson and the boys between Saturday 25 August and Saturday 1 September.

I am grateful to members of the public who have called us with possible sightings but we would like to renew our appeal for information.

We know that Mr Anderson was a regular bus user so we would appeal to fellow passengers and bus drivers to come forward if they recall seeing him and the boys during last week.

– Det Chief Inspector Ian Saunders

The deaths of the boys, who are believed to have been his children, are being treated as suspicious. Police are not looking for anyone else at this stage in connection with the incident.The post mortem examinations on the two boys are now underway in Southampton.

Identity of dead father confirmed

The man whose body was found in a flat at Tidworth in Wiltshire yesterday (Saturday) has been named as 36 year old Graham Gordon Anderson. Police confirmed he had been formally identified by a close relative.

The Detective leading the investigation into the deaths said they need the public's help to trace their movements.

“I am extremely keen for any sightings of Graham Anderson with the two children between Saturday 25 August and Saturday 1 September.

“He was a regular bus user and I now need to trace his movements, and those of the boys during the week leading up to the discovery of their bodies at lunchtime yesterday.”

– Det Chief Insp Ian Saunders, Wiltshire Police

A post mortem examination is being conducted at Flax Bourton near Bristol.

The post mortem examinations into the two boys, who were aged 11 and 3, are likely to be conducted over the next couple of days in Southampton.


Tidworth triple death

A forensic examination is continuing in the Wiltshire apartment where the bodies of two young brothers and their father were discovered. Police believe the bodies could have been there for up to two days before they were found yesterday lunchtime.

The lead investigator says the deaths of the boys are being treated as suspicious, but they are not looking for any other suspects. Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy has spent the day there.

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