Quarry deaths: Fuller family remembered at service

Ceri Fuller The bodies of Ceri Fuller and the children were discovered at Poles Coppice, Pontesbury Hill

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A service has been held to remember four members of a Gloucestershire family found dead in a disused quarry.

Ceri Fuller, 35, his son Samuel, 12, and daughters Rebecca Rose, eight, and Charlotte Mae, seven, were found at Pontesbury Hill, Shropshire, on Monday.

Police said the youngsters had been stabbed and they were investigating whether Mr Fuller had killed his children before taking his own life.

A service was held at St George's Church, Pontesbury.

'Strong sense'

Rev Margaret Jones said: "It's been absolutely wonderful to see so many people here at St Georges.

"We wanted to do something, to offer something to the community to try and come to terms with this tragedy because we're all in shock.

Sam Fuller and Charlotte Fuller Sam and Charlotte Fuller's bodies were found along with those of their sister Rebecca and father Ceri

"We just wanted to be together, to get strength form one another and to share our feelings.

"I would just like to say to the Fuller family, their friends and the community; you're in our hearts and we will continue to pray for you."

The bodies of Mr Fuller, from Milkwall, Coleford, and the children were found at Poles Coppice, near Shrewsbury, and a knife was recovered from the scene.

Post-mortem tests have revealed Mr Fuller died "from multiple injuries consistent with falling from a height" and the others died from stab injuries.

An inquest is expected to open this week and will then be adjourned while police complete their investigations.

Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Canterbury has met with members of the community in the family's home town of Coleford in Gloucestershire.

Dr Rowan Williams, who is on a scheduled three-day tour of the county, was expected to sign a book of remembrance at St John's church in the town.

Dr Williams also gave a special sermon at All Saints Church in Newland in the Forest of Dean.

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