Police release new details after three children and woman killed in Derbyshire

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Police said the 31-year-old suspect in the Kilmarsh murder case was taken to hospital for treatment with minor injuries to himself.

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He is now in policy custody after being arrested at the property following the death of four people in Derbyshire.

Police have made a fresh appeal for evidence as they investigate his murder.


An online portal has been set up for people to submit videos and dash cam footage of the incident.

Terry Harris, 35, died along with their young daughter Lacey Bennett, 11, and son John Paul Bennett, 13. Lacey’s friend Connie Gent, 11, who was staying for a sleepover that evening, was also found dead at Chandos’ home. Crescent, Kilmarsh on Sunday.

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Connie’s heartbroken father, Charlie Gent, said he “can’t even put into words” how he is feeling. He said he didn’t want “anyone to go through what I’m going through right now.”

Speaking in a post on social media, Mr Gent said: “Parents, spend as much time with your kids as you can. If you are a parent and are arguing please don’t stop that child from seeing the other parent.

“You never know what’s around the corner.”

Speaking at the scene, Diane Bennett, 63, grandmother of Lacey and John Paul, told Granthshala That she wants justice for her family.

Referring to the offender, she said: “I will go to trial and I will look into his eyes.”

She continued: “I worry about all my grandchildren growing up. All I care about is Jason. He’s a sweet guy, very jovial, but you can’t help but break up. “

Jason Bennett, the father of Lacey and John Paul, visited the scene on Monday and said: “I’m broken, I just want to kiss my kids.”

A fundraising page set up on GoFundMe for the families of the victims has now raised more than £14,000.

Authorities were called to the scene at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday amid concerns about a man – now believed to be an arrested suspect – before finding the four victims.

They have said that this is a single incident and they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the deaths.

Outwood Academy City, a children’s school in Sheffield, paid tribute to its students in a statement on Tuesday.

It read: “We are all devastated by the loss of three of our students; John Bennett, Lacey Bennett and Connie Gent.

“Our hearts are broken after this sad news, and on behalf of everyone at Outwood Academy City, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of those affected.

“The children had a bright future ahead of them, but sadly none of us would get to see that. The school community will remember him fondly.”

He described Lacey and Connie as “a positive influence on everyone they came into contact with” and John as a “popular and polite young man, well-liked by staff and with a close group of friends”.

Detective Chief Inspector Sally Blacklock, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our thoughts are with the families of Terry, John Paul, Lacey and Connie, as well as the communities that have been affected by this most tragic event.

“A large scene remains over Chandos Crescent and local residents will see an increased police presence in the area in the coming days, including patrolling by officials in the local area.

“I would urge anyone who is concerned about this incident to speak to field officials or use online reporting tools to pass on the information in confidence.

“I and the team of detectives are especially looking forward to hearing from anyone who was in Chandos Crescent between 6 p.m. on Saturday 18 September and 7 a.m. on Sunday 19 September, as well as those with video footage of the street. from any person.

“This may include dashcams, mobile phone footage, CCTV or video doorbells.”

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