Police investigating the deaths of a mother and son on Dartmoor are back at the tourist spot where they died. Katherine Hooper and her five year-old son Joshua fell from rocks at Haytor on Friday. Her 2 year old son Sam was found dead at the family home in Paignton. Jacquie Bird reports
Police investigating the deaths of a mother and son on Dartmoor are to return to the tourist spot where they died.
Katherine Hooper and her five year-old son Joshua fell from rocks at Haytor. It's thought the pair spent the night there before they died last Friday. Miss Hooper's 2 year-old son Sam was found dead at the family home in Paignton.
Investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two boys and their Mother. Katherine Hooper and her five year old son Joshua died after falling from Haytor on Dartmoor on Friday. Her two year old son Sam was then found dead at the family home in Paignton.
Today children at Joshua's school were offered counselling. Although police have launched a murder enquiry, they're not looking for anyone in connection with the deaths.
The school of a young boy who died on Friday have said they are "shocked and saddened" by his death.
Five year old Joshua Patterson was found with his 24 year old mother Katherine Hooper at the bottom of a 70ft cliff in Dartmoor National Park.
The body of his brother, 2 year old Samuel Patterson, was found at Katherine's home in Paignton.
We are all extremely shocked and saddened by this tragic news. Joshua was an amazing little boy whose bubbly personality and huge smile brightened everyone’s day. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Our focus now is to give support and care to our pupils and staff who are, understandably, very distressed. We will then turn our attention to how we can remember a very special little boy.
It would not be appropriate to make any further statement whilst a police investigation is taking place.
– Debbie Main, Headteacher - Roselands Primary School