Man's Body Found In Allerton Bywater Murder Investigation

Police investigating the murders of a woman and her two children have discovered the body of their suspected killer.

The latest from West Yorkshire Police:

An investigation into the murder of a woman and two children in Leeds is continuing today.

Detective Chief Inspector Warren Stevenson, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said:
"Post-mortem examinations will take place today to establish the causes of the deaths of the victims who were found at a house in Beeston Way, Allerton Bywater, yesterday morning.

"Work to formally identify the woman and two children is ongoing and we are not yet in a position to publicly confirm their identities, though we hope to be able to do that later today. We are also continuing to liaise with North Wales Police to confirm the identity of the man who was found dead on cliffs at South Stack, Anglesey, yesterday."
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Forensics teams enter a  house on Beeston Way, Allerton Bywater where the bodies of a woman and two children were found
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UPDATED 2nd February 2016, 8pm 


Police investigating the murders of a woman and her two children have discovered the body of their suspected killer.

The mother, named locally as store manager Geraldine Newman, along with her 2 children, were discovered at their home near Leeds on Tuesday morning.

West Yorkshire Police said on Tuesday night that the body of the man, who they have not named, was found at 5pm near cliffs at South Stack, an island off Anglesey.

The beauty spot, which is popular with walkers and bird watchers, is around 160 miles away from Allerton Bywater where the bodies were found.

Detective Chief Inspector Warren Stevenson, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said:
"The man's identity is yet to be confirmed but we are liaising closely with our colleagues in North Wales Police as we believe this may be linked to our investigation in Leeds.''

Police were called to the family's home in Beeston Way in the village of Allerton Bywater shortly before noon and found Ms Newman's body downstairs.

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PICTURED: The scene outside a house on Beeston Way, Allerton Bywater, where three bodies were found 

The bodies of her daughter and son were found upstairs, although police are yet to formally identify the victims.

Mr Stevenson said:
"Post-mortem examinations are yet to take place to establish the causes of their deaths but the victims have died in suspicious circumstances and therefore we are treating their deaths as murder.''

According to reports, colleagues of Ms Newman raised the alarm.

The mother was a branch manager for Wilko where she had worked for 23 years and a spokesman said she was a "loyal and enormously respected member of the team''.

They said:
"This is tragic news and has devastated everyone who worked with Geraldine as well as impacting team members across the company.

Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with her family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time and everything is being done to support those team members who are affected by this tragic news.''

Anyone with any information, or anyone who witnessed anything in the area of the address leading up to the time the bodies were discovered is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101.

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UPDATED 2nd February, 5:30pm

Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the bodies of a woman and two children at a house in Allerton Bywater, near Leeds.

At 11.49am today officers were called to the address in Beeston Way, Allerton Bywater, after concerns were raised for the occupants.

Officers attended and the body of a woman was found downstairs and the bodies of two children were found upstairs.

The scene is currently undergoing forensic examination and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding their deaths.
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Detective Chief Inspector Warren Stevenson, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said:
"The investigation is in its early stages and positive identification of the victims is still to be completed. We are currently in the process of informing family members and will not be able to publicly confirm the identities of the victims at this stage.

Post-mortem examinations are yet to take place to establish the causes of their deaths but the victims have died in suspicious circumstances and therefore we are treating their deaths as murder. Initial indications are that this is a domestic-related incident.

We are carrying out a full and comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding their deaths and are conducting extensive enquiries.

We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything in the area of the address in the period leading up to when the discovery was made this morning."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101.

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UPDATED 2:45pm 2nd February 2015 

Three people have been found dead at a house in Allerton Bywater, near Leeds.

Police say they were called to the property on Beeston Way this lunchtime.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:
"At 11:49am today, police were called to an address in Beeston Way, Allerton Bywater, after concerns were raised for the occupants.

Officers attended and three people were found dead inside the property.

A scene has been established and enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances."

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PICTURED: The scene in Allerton Bywater where 3 bodies were found at a house at lunchtime 

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