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Four people found dead in Norwich house named, as watchdog to investigate after police didn't respond to 999 call
23 January 2024, 15:44
The four people who were found dead in a house near Norwich have been named by police.
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Bartlomiej Kuczynski, 45, Kanticha Sukpengpanao, 36, Jasmin Kuczynska, 12, and Natasha Kuczynska, 9, were found dead alongside two children at a house in the town of Costessey on Friday morning.
Ms Sukpengpanao was found with stab wounds to the neck, while Mr Kuczynski was discovered with a single stab wound in the same area.
Police said: "The bodies were found in a house on Allan Bedford Crescent after a member of the public raised concerns for the welfare of the people inside.
"Home Office post-mortem examinations carried out on Sunday (21 January) established the woman died as a result of stab wounds to the neck while man died as a result of a stab wound to the neck.
"Post-mortem examinations for the two girls will be carried out tomorrow (24 January).
"Detectives confirmed on Sunday they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident."
It comes after police said they were referring themselves to the watchdog after it emerged that officers had not responded to a 999 call from the house.
Officers received another call from a member of the public, who was raising concerns for the welfare of the people inside the house, just before 7am on the same day.
Police arrived at the scene at around 7.15am and forced entry to the address, finding the bodies of two young girls, a 45-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman.
Detectives have been carrying out house-to-house enquiries, speaking with witnesses and examining local CCTV footage.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Burgess, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, is leading the probe into the incident.
"We’ve had a heavy police presence in the area since yesterday morning and there’s understandably concern in the local community," he said over the weekend.
"However, their help and support in the investigation has been unwavering and on behalf of everyone involved in this devastating incident, we’re extremely grateful for that.
"Today, the focus of our enquiries remains at the address and we’re examining local CCTV.
"While we’re still piecing together what’s happened, at this stage we remain satisfied that this is an isolated incident."
All four people were found with injuries and post-mortem examinations will be held in due course to establish cause of death.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the Allan Bedford Crescent area who may have seen or heard anything that could assist their enquiries.
Anyone with any information has been urged to get in touch by calling 101 and quoting crime reference NC-19012024-39 or through independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.