Children and pregnant mum found dead in Lowestoft

Lowestoft Road South
Image caption The children's bodies were found at a house on London Road South at its junction with Grosvenor Road

The bodies of three children have been found by police investigating the death of a heavily pregnant woman, believed to be their mother.

Fiona Anderson, thought to be in her 20s, was found with head injuries in Gordon Road, Lowestoft just after 08:00 BST and died at the scene.

Police believe she fell from the Battery Green multi-storey car park.

The dead children, believed to be aged 11 months, two and three, were found at a house in London Road South.

Det Supt John Brocklebank said: "We are in the early stages of a large investigation into what has happened.

"It is too early to be able to come up with a definitive explanation and we will be keeping an open mind.

Image caption The children's father, Craig McLelland, spoke outside the property in London Road South

"However, from our initial inquiries we do not believe there is any threat to the wider community."

Police said the children's deaths were being treated as suspicious and their names would not be released until formal identification had taken place.

Officers said it was believed they were the children of the dead woman, and that she was "heavily pregnant".

Cuddly toys and flowers were being left outside the three-storey property on London Road South, which is about a mile from the town centre car park where the woman was found.

Speaking outside the property, Craig McLelland, the children's father, thanked well-wishers for their support.

Karleigh Burlingham, 20, who said she knew Ms Anderson, said: "She must have been going through a really tough time - it's completely shocking.

"She adored them kids, adored them. She was outgoing and friendly."

The children's bodies were being taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston for post-mortem examinations.

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