Published On: Tue, Oct 28th, 2014 on 2:14 pm

Investigation underway as family found dead in Bradford home

Clayton Family Death

West Yorkshire Police has launched a murder investigation following the discovery of four bodies at a detached property on Blackberry Way in the Clayton area of Bradford.

Police were called to the property last night at 8.31pm following concerns from a neighbour, who had not seen the family for some time.

In the property, police found the bodies of two adults, 49-year-old Jitendra Lad and his 44-year-old wife Daksha Lad.

The bodies of their two daughters, 19-year-old Trisha Lad and 17-year-old Nisha Lad, were also found.

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, from West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services (Crime), said: “This is clearly a significant incident and our investigation will be thorough as we piece together the events that have led to the deaths of a local family.

“The investigation is at an early stage, and while I do not want to speculate around the circumstances leading to the deaths, I am happy to confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”

Early indications suggest the bodies may have been in the property for some time.

Post mortems will now be carried out to establish the cause of the deaths.

Damien Miller, Superintendent Operations of Bradford District, who leads neighbourhood policing across the Bradford District, said: “Clayton is a close knit community and I understand that local people will be understandably upset by what has taken place and I would like to reassure people there is no wider danger to members of the public.”

Additional neighbourhood officers are in the area speaking to people and offering reassurance.

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