Wednesday 1 March 2017

Mother and sons 'died from stab wounds'

Dave Higgens in London

A mother and her two sons, whose bodies were found in a bedroom at their home had been stabbed, police said yesterday.

Clair Smith (36) and her sons Ben (9) and Aaron (1) are thought to have been attacked by the boys' father Richard Smith (37) who then killed himself.

Police said yesterday all four were found dead together on a double bed at their fire-damaged home in Sheridan Way, Pudsey, near Leeds, on Sunday.

Officers confirmed Richard Smith died from smoke inhalation. They said Mrs Smith died from a single stab wound as did baby Aaron. Ben suffered a stab wound to the chest area but died as a result of suffocation.

Irish Independent

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