Bristol Mother in Custody as Police Uncover Tragedy After Three Children Are Found Dead in Sea Mills Home

In a harrowing incident that unfolded in Bristol, a 42-year-old woman has been taken into custody on suspicion of murder after the discovery of three deceased children in a residence on Blaise Walk, Sea Mills.

The grim revelation transpired in the early hours of Sunday morning following a welfare call received by officers at approximately 12:40 am.

Discovery of the Tragedy

Upon responding to the welfare call, officers were confronted with a distressing scene that led to the pronouncement of the three children’s death.

Avon and Somerset Police released a statement indicating that the cause of their deaths is yet to be confirmed, launching a murder investigation in the process.

The 42-year-old woman taken into custody is currently being held at a hospital, as reported by the police.

Police Presence and Investigation Unfold

Residents of the Blaise Walk neighborhood reported witnessing a heightened police presence. The vicinity of the incident was cordoned off, with numerous police cars and a forensic team actively engaged in the investigation.

Neighbourhood Chief Inspector Vicks Hayward-Melen expressed the gravity of the situation, stating, ‘This is an incredibly tragic and heart-breaking incident in which three children have sadly died.’

Community Reassurance and Ongoing Support

While assuring the public that this appears to be an isolated incident with no imminent threat to the wider community, Inspector Hayward-Melen emphasized that officers will remain on-site to provide reassurance and address any questions or concerns from residents.

The coming days are expected to see an increased police presence in the area, with gratitude expressed to the community for their cooperation during this challenging time.

Independent Office for Police Conduct Informed

Avon and Somerset Police noted that the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been informed about the incident, citing ‘prior police contact’ as the reason.

The police statement conveyed, ‘As is usual in these circumstances we have notified the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), due to prior police contact.’

This tragic event has sent shockwaves through the community, and condolences have been extended to the loved ones of the deceased children.

As the investigation unfolds, authorities are committed to providing support to the affected families through their family liaison unit.

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