Published On: Wed, Oct 29th, 2014 on 8:58 pm

Clayton deaths: Mother and daughters were stabbed in their beds

Clayton Family Death

Detectives have completed post mortem examinations of the four family members who died at an address on Blackberry Way, Clayton.

A post mortem examination performed on 49-year-old Jitendra Lad has confirmed that he died from compression of the neck caused by hanging. The examination suggested Mr Lad died on Monday.

Post mortem examinations carried out on the rest of the family have revealed that 44-year-old Daksha, 19-year-old Trisha and 16-year-old Nisha all died in their beds as a result of stab wounds.

These injuries are thought to have been sustained at an earlier point during the weekend.

Their bodies were found on 27 October when police were called to the property following concerns from a neighbour, who had not seen the family for some time.

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, from West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services (Crime), said: “I have spoken to the family members this evening and updated them on the results of the post mortem examinations.

“They are continuing to come to terms with what took place at Blackberry Way, which has robbed a family of two generations, and specially trained officers are supporting them at this very difficult time.

“Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances leading to the incident and we will not be drawn on speculation while our investigation is ongoing.”

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

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