Man ‘kills wife at Oldbury house with children inside’

A man murdered his wife before killing himself at their home with their three children inside, police say.

The woman, 26, was “violently attacked” before she was killed at the house on Oldbury, West Midlands, police said

The pair’s bodies were found by police after a neighbour raised the alarm when they heard the children crying at about 14:00 BST on Saturday.

No-one else is being sought over the deaths. Detectives believe they died earlier on in the morning.

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The three children − all aged under eight with one described as a baby − are being cared for by family members after the bodies were found at the home in Pel Crescent.

Det Insp Jim Munro said: “This is a truly tragic incident.

“It’s understood the woman was violently attacked before the offender took his own life.

“The timeline of exactly what happened is unclear but we believe the two people died during the morning.”

A post-mortem examination is due to take place later.

Man ‘kills wife at Oldbury house with children inside’

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