A murder investigation has been launched after three people, believed to be from the same family, died in a suspected murder-suicide at a block of flats in west London.
Police were called to a property in Westbourne Park Road, near White City, where they found a 30-year-old man dead on a first floor roof on Friday. (13 February)
When officers went to inform the man's next of kin at Landor House the next day, they found the bodies of a man and woman. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Both are thought to have died in suspicious circumstances.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have launched an investigation following the deaths of three people.
"Officers were called at around 1.20pm on Friday to Westbourne Park Road to reports of an unresponsive man on a first floor roof. Officers and paramedics attended. The 30-year-old man was pronounced dead at 1.39pm. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.
"He has been formally identified, but we are not releasing his name at this stage. The death is being treated as unexplained. Inquiries continue. Police attended Landor House, Westbourne Park Road, at 1.21pm on Saturday following this incident to inform next of kin.
"Upon entering the address at Landor House, officers discovered the bodies of a man and woman. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Both are believed to have died in suspicious circumstances. A murder investigation has been launched."
No arrests have been made and Scotland Yard detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Forensic officers have been searching a flat in a two-storey block in the road. Flowers have been left outside the block and a police guard has been stationed to cordon off the area. Residents are required to sign in and out when they leave the block.
Formal identification has not taken place and a post-mortem examination is expected to take place tomorrow.