An investigation has been launched after the bodies of four people were found at a flat in Hounslow, west London.
Police were called at 15:12hrs on Friday, 16 June, to concerns for the welfare of the occupants of a house in Staines Road, Bedfont.
Officers attended the location a short time later and forced entry to the premises.
Tragically, they found the bodies of four people inside the house.
Officers believe they know the identity of the four people, thought to be a man and woman in their 30s, an 11-year-old girl and a three year-old boy.
All four are thought to be related. However enquiries are under way in respect of formal identification and informing next of kin.
The Met’s investigation is led by homicide detectives from Specialist Crime.
Statement on Hounslow investigation
Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, local policing commander in west London, said: “Our investigation is at a very early stage, and based on our initial enquiries, we are not currently seeking anybody else in connection with the incident.
“I know the shock and distress that this terrible incident will cause among the community in Hounslow and beyond. I can assure local people that specialist officers are working to establish exactly what happened and I will provide further information as soon as I can.
“I am also aware that this incident will be particularly upsetting for children, and I ask people to please be responsible about what they post on social media, including not naming or speculating as to the names of those who’ve died.
“There will be additional police officers in the area across the weekend, I urge anyone with information or concerns to speak with those officers.”
Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to call 101, quoting reference 5135/16Jun.