Lowestoft deaths: Mother made pledge to keep children safe

Fiona Anderson Fiona Anderson said on Facebook she would "never let" anybody hurt her children

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A pregnant woman whose three children were found dead after she fell to her death from a car park had pledged to keep them "safe" just hours earlier.

Fiona Anderson, who was 23, died on Monday of head injuries at a car park in Gordon Road in Lowestoft.

Her children, named locally as Levina, three, Addy, two, and 11-month-old Kyden, were later found dead at home.

Suffolk County Council said the case had been referred to the independent local Safeguarding Children's Board.

The night before her death, Ms Anderson wrote on her Facebook page: "Mummy will keep you safe."

Craig McLelland  (left) Craig McLelland, the children's father, returned earlier to the house to lay flowers

In her last post to the social networking site, she uploaded a picture of an ultrasound scan showing a baby.

Ms Anderson is believed to have been heavily pregnant.

Post-mortem examinations are due to be carried out on the children's bodies, later.

They had lived with their mother in London Road South.

'Never leave them'

At the scene

There is no more harrowing image that embodies this tragedy than that of the father of the three children who died, racked with grief.

Craig McLelland returned to the home where the children were found to lay flowers.

He was with his mother and the pair hugged and looked at the growing number of tributes that have been left outside.

When I first arrived at London Road South on Monday afternoon, there were a handful of soft toys beside the front door.

Today, several hundred teddies and flowers surround the home. The number grows by the hour.

In a further post, Ms Anderson said: "I would never do anything to hurt my kids. I just want to keep them safe and happy.

"So many people tried to hurt them and make them sad but ill (sic) never let that happen again.

"I'll never leave them. Ill always love all four of them more than words can describe.

"Ill always be with them keeping them safe the people who are supposed to help us just tell lies and try to take my babies away."

The children's father, Craig McLelland, who said he "had a feeling" when he heard the news about the death of a woman in a car park, visited the scene again earlier, to leave flowers.

Police said they were treating the children's deaths as suspicious but said there was no threat to the wider community.

Sue Cook, director for children and young people at Suffolk County Council said: "With the police investigation ongoing it would not be appropriate to comment on specifics relating to the family.

"For now it is important to support the wider family, friends and the community to grieve."

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