Four bodies found at property in Leeds - UPDATE: murder investigation launched

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man, woman and two boys were found dead in Pudsey in Leeds.

Officers were called to the detached property on Sheridan Way last night at around 5.30pm following concerns from family members.

Four bodies were discovered in an upstairs bedroom where there was fire damage.

The deceased are two adults - a 37-year-old man and his 36-year-old female partner - along with two young boys aged nine and one.

Police are today continuing to work with fire investigators to establish the cause of the fire and the circumstances leading to the deaths.

Post mortems are expected to be carried out today.

Detective Superintendent Paul Taylor from the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “Initially we had concerns regarding the release of harmful chemicals or gases. Following testing, we no longer have any concerns with regards to those working at the scene and we will continue our investigations today.

“Enquiries are at an early stage and I would ask anyone with information about the incident to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 01924 334741.”