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PCC statement following the death of three children in Sea Mills

Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Shelford sat on a bench

“I am deeply saddened by the news of the deaths of three children today in Sea Mills.

The deaths of these children is heart breaking. My thoughts are with all those who knew and cared for these children and with the local community, who I know will be impacted.

The police have made an arrest and believe this to be an isolated incident. They have assessed that there is no further risk to the wider community.

There are questions to be asked about how such an appalling event has occurred and what could have been done to prevent it, but for now, I ask that people allow the police to investigate.”

Mark Shelford, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner

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