Saturday 27 May 2017

Face of murdered mum and daughter (6) as manhunt for woman's son continues in UK

Undated handout photos issued by Thames Valley police of Derin Jordon, six and her mother Janet Jordon, 48, whose bodies, along with that of Philip Howard, 44, were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night, police continue to search for Jed Allen, 21, who is being sought by police in connection with their deaths. Thames Valley Police/PA Wire
Undated handout photos issued by Thames Valley police of Derin Jordon, six and her mother Janet Jordon, 48, whose bodies, along with that of Philip Howard, 44, were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night, police continue to search for Jed Allen, 21, who is being sought by police in connection with their deaths. Thames Valley Police/PA Wire

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A man suspected of murdering his mother, her partner and his six-year-old sister is being hunted by police across the UK.

Armed police officers are scouring Didcot in Oxfordshire and its surrounding areas, including Oxford University's Parks, for 21-year-old Jed Allen who has a distinctive spider tattoo on his left hand.

Undated handout photo issued by Thames Valley police of Jed Allen, 21, who is being sought by police after the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire. Thames Valley Police/PA Wire
Undated handout photo issued by Thames Valley police of Jed Allen, 21, who is being sought by police after the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire. Thames Valley Police/PA Wire
Undated handout photo issued by Thames Valley police of a tattoo on the left hand of Jed Allen, 21, who is being sought by police after the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night. Thames Valley Police/PA Wire
A police officer and police dog van inside the Oxford University Parks, after the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A police vehicle is seen inside the Oxford University Parks, after the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Police close off Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, as the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Police officers inside the Oxford University Parks, after the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
An armed police officer inside the Oxford University Parks, after the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Forensic teams enter a property on Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, as the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A police officer stands inside the Oxford University Parks, after the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A police officer stands inside the Oxford University Parks, after the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A police officer stands inside the Oxford University Parks, after the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Forensic teams enter a property on Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, as the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Police close off Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, as the bodies of a 44-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road. Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The victims have been named by Thames Valley Police as Philip Howard, Janet Jordon and her six-year-old daughter Derin Jordon.

Read more here: Man suspected of killing his mother, her partner and sister (6) 'loved his mum'  

Their bodies were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public on Saturday evening at approximately 8.20pm.

It's believed all three were stabbed to death.

Armed officers are involved in the search for the suspect, although there is no suggestion that he is carrying a weapon.

Speaking at a press briefing, Detective Superintendent Chris Ward from Thames Valley Police's Major Crime Unit described the incident as a "tragic and sad event", offering his condolences to the family.

Mr Ward said: "In relation to the search for the suspect, we are still carrying out a number of searches. Some of those searches are with armed officers, there is a very small number of armed officers who are assisting with that search.

"That's purely for the safety of the searching officers."

Undated handout photos issued by Thames Valley police of Derin Jordon, six and her mother Janet Jordon, 48, whose bodies, along with that of Philip Howard, 44, were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night, police continue to search for Jed Allen, 21, who is being sought by police in connection with their deaths. Thames Valley Police/PA Wire
Undated handout photos issued by Thames Valley police of Derin Jordon, six and her mother Janet Jordon, 48, whose bodies, along with that of Philip Howard, 44, were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night, police continue to search for Jed Allen, 21, who is being sought by police in connection with their deaths. Thames Valley Police/PA Wire
Floral tributes lay at the end of Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, as the bodies of Philip Howard, 44, Janet Jordon, 48, and daughter Derin, 6, were discovered at their home in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Detective Superintendent Chris Ward makes a statement to the media on Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, as the bodies of Philip Howard, 44, Janet Jordan, 48, and daughter Derrin, 6, were discovered at their home in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Detective Superintendent Chris Ward at the scene on Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, as the bodies of Philip Howard, 44, Janet Jordon, 48, and daughter Derin, 6, were discovered at their home in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A note attached to floral tributes lays at the end of Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, as the bodies of Philip Howard, 44, Janet Jordon, 48, and daughter Derin, 6, were discovered at their home in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Ben Birchall/PA Wire

He added there was "no suggestion whatsoever that that person has a weapon and certainly has a firearm".

"So where members of the public see officers with shields, that's purely in relation to the protection of officers carrying out the searches."

Allen is described as a white male, 6ft tall, and of large build.

"It is very important that we locate him as quickly as we can," Mr Ward said.

As news of the tragedy began to spread, people could be seen visiting the scene and leaving floral tributes.

A yellow teddy bear was also placed just inside the cordon, and a hand-written tribute was attached to a bunch of flowers.

Part of it read: "To my best friend, my soul mate, Jan, Dezzy and my anorexic Phil and my gorgeous Jed.

"You are my family and always will be. I will miss you all each day... You have all left a massive void in my heart which will never be filled.

"I love you all so much, Jan, Phil and my Dezzy Doo."

Although Allen - who is known to police - is not considered a danger to the wider community, the public should not approach him and instead contact police.

Officers received the tip-off at around 8.23pm and detectives are keen to hear from witnesses who may have been in the area of Vicarage Road at the time.

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