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Children's bodies removed from apartment in Gibraltar

The bodies of two adults and two children were found in a flat in Gibraltar on Monday. Credit: Reuters/Jon Nazca

The bodies of two young children have been removed from a flat in Gibraltar where they were found dead along with a man and a woman, police have said.

A 31-year-old British man, 37-year-old Spanish woman, four-year-old girl and six-week-old baby girl were discovered with knife wounds on Monday.

Royal Gibraltar Police said in a statement: "There has been and continues to be a lot of speculation in this very unfortunate event, but the investigating team are not prepared at this moment in time to elaborate on this, other than to stress that the scene of investigation has not been an easy environment to work in and that the deceased did have wounds to their bodies."

The force said it was not currently in a position to release the identities of those who died.

The British man involved was originally from Liverpool, according to police sources quoted by El Mundo newspaper.

The paper said the four-year-old girl was believed to be the woman's daughter from a previous relationship, while the baby had been born in Spain.

The family are thought to have been in Gibraltar since late last week after arriving from Spain, but police said it was not yet clear if they were on their way to the UK or planning to stay in Gibraltar.

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