A murder investigation has been launched after four people were found dead at a
house in Derbyshire yesterday morning.
Emergency teams were called to the property in Chandos Crescent in Killamarsh,
at around 7.25am amid concerns over the safety of those at the address.
A man has been arrested in connection with the deaths, the Derbyshire Police
The was no immediate word from police on what the man had been arrested on
suspicion of, nor any details about the people who were found dead.
Detectives said the case was being treated as ‘isolated’ and that they were not looking
for anyone else in connection with it.
The road in Killamarsh was cordoned off early in the morning and multiple police
vehicles remained at the scene through yesterday with a police tent erected in a front
One local told Yorkshire Live: ‘It’s a bit of a shock, it’s usually quite round here so you
don’t usually see police, not like this anyway.
‘It’s usually quiet here, but police said ”don’t worry” to us but we don’t know
And another resident added: ‘You don’t really want to see all this on your doorstep.’
Detective Chief Inspector Rob Routledge, who is leading the investigation team, said:
‘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
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 incident.
‘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.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police quoting the reference 302-