A heartbroken father has shared heart-wrenching videos of his two children after they were found killed in a house along with their mother and a friend.
Little Lacey, 11, and John, 13, were sleeping when police were called to their home in Kilmarsh, Derby yesterday.
Tragically, the young man was found dead along with his friend and mother Terri Harris, 35.
One person has been arrested in connection with terror and is in custody.
Heartbroken dad Jason Bennett has now posted videos of the sad youth.
One, dedicated to Jason’s “Mini Me”, shows John enjoying a round of fun at a playground as Lacey pushes him.
Dad said: “My mini me. My heart and soul of my life. You bring me laughter everyday. A classic you this.”
“I wish I was there and saved you to stop all the pain and tell you everything would be alright. But now I’ve faced the worst thing any parent can go through.”
Jason also posted a video of Lacey laughing as she walks through the woodland, paying tribute to the “apple of my eye.”
The father revealed how his daughter needed him “so much” and added that he wished he could call her.
He continued: “Watching you grow into a beautiful and caring young woman has made it my life. It should have been many more years for my flower to grow and grow, but for now.
“One day we will meet. Only my children can mend this broken heart. XXX”.
Jason sobbed first as he said he wanted to “hug and kiss” them while laying flowers for Lacey and John at the scene.
He also posted a devastating tribute to Facebook with poignant images of Lacey and John.
‘lost without You’
Jason said: “Absolutely broke my heart into a million pieces.
“I didn’t adequately protect my beautiful children from demons and now they are suddenly taken away from me.
“I am writing this as I am lost and broken on the 4 hour drive back home, I have just received the heartbreaking news that my beautiful boy John and beautiful daughter Lacey have been taken away from me. His mother Terri also lost her life and Lacy best friend was also snatched from the world.
“Life will never be the same. I love you both more than anything. Please take care of each other.
“Gone with so much to live for too quickly. I would have wanted to hold you and kiss you and tell you how much I love you. Thank you for making my world. All my loving father. XXX”.
Jason paid floral tributes to his “TikTok queen”, saying he was “lost without you”.
One note read: “Take care of your older brother and don’t wind him up.”
Jason also left a handwritten note at home for John, which read: “My beautiful son, keep your kind heart shining while the angels are looking after you for me.”
His mother Debbie paid tribute to her grandchildren on TODAY and revealed that “Girl Girl” Lacey was a West Ham fan who was into “pink and glitter.”
She said John loves computers and supported Sheffield on Wednesday.
Debbie said: “Lacey’s best friend was over to sleep and she was taken too.
“Her parents are going to be devastated, just like we are.
“They were just the best behaved kids. Always please and thank you.
“If you’ve ever bought them a gift, they’ll be the first to thank you on Facebook.
“I don’t know how we’re going to cope.”
Jason’s father Trevor said: “I don’t know how he’s going to come through this.
“He’s going to need a lot of strength.”
Police confirmed that a murder investigation had been launched and said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the “isolated” incident.
Close families of the victims have now been apprised and specially trained officers are with them.
Detective Chief Inspector Rob Routledge, who is leading the investigation, 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 they think will help with our inquiry. can do.
“No matter how small you think the information may be, please contact us.
“This is certainly a worrying time for the community, and we would like to thank them for their patience and understanding at this time.
“It was important for us that the close relatives of those involved were informed before any further details of the incident could be disclosed.”
Police confirmed that patrols were being carried out to “reassurance” the panic following.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact the police Online or citing references 302-190921 on 101.