A murder investigation has been launched after a family of four and their dog were found dead at a home in West Sussex.
The bodies of two adults and two children were discovered at an address on Duffield Lane in the village of Woodmancote on Sunday evening.
Officers from Sussex Police attended at around 6. 06 after receiving a call raising a welfare concern about the residents.
All of the victims are believed to be members of the same family and they were pronounced dead at the scene, the force said.
Detectives are currently treating it as a murder investigation, but say they are not seeking anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Chief Superintendent Jerry Westerman said: “This is believed to be an isolated incident contained to one property and in these early stages of the investigation we are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.
“Our thoughts are with the family at this incredibly difficult and challenging time.”
People living in the area were warned they could expect to see a heightened police presence.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sussex Police on quoting Operation Cotton.
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