Norwich: Two of four found dead in house were stabbed, police say

Picture of man found dead in house
Image caption,The man who died at the Costessey home, near Norwich, has been named locally as Bartlomiej Kuczynski

Detectives investigating the deaths of four people near Norwich have said the two adults died as a result of stab wounds.

Bartlomiej Kuczynski, 45, a 36-year-old woman and two children were found dead by police officers in Costessey on Friday morning.

All four were discovered in a house on Allan Bedford Crescent following a 999 call.

Home Office post-mortem examinations were carried out on the man and woman.

The woman died as a result of stab wounds to the neck while Mr Kuczynski died as a result of a single stab wound to the neck, police confirmed on Sunday.

Norfolk Police said formal identification had yet to take place and added next of kin were being kept informed of developments and supported by specialist officers.

The bodies were found at 07:15 GMT when police went to the property and forced entry.

Detectives have confirmed they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

People paying respects following death of family
Image caption,People left flowers and gathered to pay their respects near a house where four people were found dead

Det Ch Insp Chris Burgess, said: “This latest information will only add to the distress and shock felt by members of the local community and it’s why, from the outset, we’ve been determined to carry out detailed and methodical enquiries to make sure we fully understand how this incident has happened.”

Post-mortem examinations for the two girls would be carried out on Wednesday, police said.

The force said a police cordon would remain in place at the scene with officers continuing to have a presence in the area on Monday.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) due to police contact at the address on 14 December, relating to a missing person enquiry.

Norfolk Police confirmed it had referred itself a second time to the IOPC for not deploying officers in relation to a 999 call made at 06:00 by a man at the address, prior to the dead bodies being found.

Police cars and police tent in Allan Bedford Crescent, Queen's Hills
Image caption,Officers will remain in Allan Bedford Crescent, Queen’s Hills, Costessey, near Norwich on Monday

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