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Police release names of family after bodies found near Chichester

Sussex  Police are continuing their murder investigation after the discovery of four bodies inside a property in Woodmancote, near Emsworth.

Police attended a property in Duffield Lane, Woodmancote, near Westbourne in West Sussex on Sunday evening (March 29) and the bodies of four people, two adults and two children, were discovered inside.


The bodies are believed to be that of 42-year-old Robert Needham, 40-year-old Kelly Fitzgibbons, four-year-old Ava Needham and two-year-old Lexi Needham, however post-mortem examinations and formal identification have yet to take place.

A police spokesman said: ” Our thoughts are with the family at this incredibly difficult time and we would ask the public to respect their privacy.”

This is believed to be an isolated incident and police are not seeking anyone else in connection with the matter.

If you have any information about the incident please report online or call 101, quoting Operation Cotton.

Watch Divisional Commander Jerry Westerman provide an update on the investigation here:
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