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Thursday 16 August 2018

Police suspect man killed his wife and tots

Post-mortem examinations are due to be carried out today on a man believed to have taken his own life after killing his former partner and two children.

Aram Abdul Razaq Aziz (32) was found at Watermead Country Park in Leicester on Friday evening.

The bodies of his former partner Joy Small (24), the couple's three-year-old son Aubarr and two-year-old daughter Chanarra were found on Saturday at a flat in Jersey Road, Leicester, about two miles away.

Police, who are investigating the deaths of all four, said the deaths of Ms Small and her children are being treated as suspicious but officers are not looking for anyone else.

Post-mortem examinations were due to be carried out today to establish how the family died.

Yesterday Ms Small's close friend and neighbour Jennie Bland (27) said Aziz was an "abusive monster".

She said the couple had previously split up, but later got back together.

Ms Bland said Ms Small, originally from Sheffield, kept it a secret amid fears her children would be taken from her if anyone knew they were back together.

She said: "She was such a good person, she was a fantastic mum.

"She would have died for those children."

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