A man is in custody in connection with the deaths of four people found in a house near Sheffield. One woman from the area said the incident was ‘a bit of a shock’
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A murder investigation has been launched after four people were found dead in a house near Sheffield.
Cops were called to a property in Killiamarsh, north-east Derbyshire, after concerns were raised about the people at the address.
One man has been been arrested in connection with their deaths and a murder investigation is now underway.
Residents living nearby said the large police presence came as a “shock.”
One woman told YorkshireLive : “It’s a bit of a shock, it’s usually quiet round here so you don’t usually see police, not like this anyway.”
Another said: “It’s usually quiet here but police said, ‘don’t worry’ to us.”
Authorities say the incident is isolated and they are not pursuing any other suspects.
The victims’ families are aware, and specially trained officers are with them.
They have also asked for people to “avoid speculation” and “allow for space at this distressing time”.
In a statement, Derbyshire Police said: “Four people have sadly been found dead at a house in Killamarsh this morning.
“We were called at around 7.25am to concerns for safety of those at an address on Chandos Crescent and one man has been arrested in connection with their deaths.
“A murder investigation has been launched. At this time we believe the incident to be isolated, and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with their deaths.
“Close family of the victims have now been made aware and specially trained officers are with them. We would ask that people void speculation and allow for space at this distressing time.”
Detective Chief Inspector Rob Routledge, who is leading the investigation team, said: “We would really like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the early hours of this morning, or has any information which they think could help with our inquiries.
“No matter how small you think that information may be, please do get in touch with us.
“It is understandably a worrying time for the community, and we would like to thank them for their patience and understanding at this time.
“It was important to us that close relatives of those involved were informed before we could give further details about incident.
“Residents will continue to see a large police presence in the area, and patrols are being carried out for reassurance.
“If you do have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to them.”
Police have asked for anyone with information to contact Derbyshire Constabulary quoting reference 302-190921.