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Heartbroken father Jason Bennett ‘lost and broken’ after deaths of his ‘beautiful babies’ in Killamarsh tragedy


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The heartbroken father of two children found dead at a home in Killamarsh on Sunday has posted a devastating tribute to his ‘beautiful babies’ on Facebook.

Jason Bennett, who is understood to be the father of two children who were found in the house, said he was ‘lost and broken’ and described son John and daughter Lacey as ‘angels’.

A murder investigation was launched yesterday (Sunday) after the bodies of four people were found at a house on Chandos Crescent in Killamarsh.

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One man has been arrested in connection with the incident. Derbyshire Police have confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths and have said it is an ‘isolated incident’.

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Derbyshire Live reports the devastated father shared tributes on Facebook on Sunday evening saying his heart had been broken ‘into a million pieces’.

He said: “I need my babies back. Life will never be the same. My angels. Won’t be long till I’m touching your cheeks, holding you close and kissing your beautiful faces. Only you two can fix me”.

In another post from Sunday night, he wrote: “Absolutely heartbroken my heart into a million pieces. I didn’t protect my beautiful babies enough and now they have been suddenly taken away from me.

“I’m writing this as I’m lost and broken on a 4-hour drive back home having just received heart-breaking news that my beautiful boy John and beautiful daughter Lacey have been taken away from me.”

The father to some of the victims leaves flowers at the scene in Chandos Crescent, Killamarsh, near Sheffield, where four people were found dead at a house on Sunday.

Oakwood Academy City has also issued a statement confirming three children were victims in the tragedy.

The Sheffield school shared on Twitter it will remain closed today following the incident which “includes three of our students” but is open to pupils needing support.

Derbyshire Live understands that John and Lacey’s mum Terri and a third child was also among the four people who lost their lives at the property.

The news has left neighbours shell-shocked.

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One neighbour told Derbyshire Live he used to see children playing in the front garden.

“I’m shocked that the kids are gone,” he said.

“I’ve been here about a year and two months and it’s been quiet – nothing like this.

“I think people will be devastated to be honest with you.”

Derbyshire Police Detective Chief Inspector Rob Routledge, who is leading the investigation team, added: “We would really like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the early hours of this morning, or has any information which they think could help with our inquiries.

“No matter how small you think that information may be, please do get in touch with us.

“It is understandably a worrying time for the community, and we would like to thank them for their patience and understanding at this time. It was important to us that close relatives of those involved were informed before we could give further details about the incident.

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“Residents will continue to see a large police presence in the area, and patrols are being carried out for reassurance. If you do have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to them.”

Officers are also appealing for anyone with information about what happened to get in touch with them.

Anyone with information should contact the police on the details below quoting reference 302-190921.

This can be done in a number of ways:

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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