A woman has been found stabbed to death in London while her husband and sons were found dead in Sussex, police say.
Police found the woman, believed to be in her 40s, with multiple stab injuries at their family home in South Road, Twickenham, south west London.
Officers were called to the scene at about 5.54pm on Monday after concerns were raised about the family’s welfare.
After finding her dead they quickly tried to find out where her husband, aged 57, and two children, aged seven and 10, were.
Less than an hour earlier, just before 5pm, Sussex Police had discovered the bodies of a man and two young boys at Birling Gap seafront in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
They then contacted Scotland Yard after learning officers were looking for a man and his two sons.
A vehicle which was nearby the trio was then recovered by Sussex Police.
Their Twickenham home remains a crime scene.