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Tribute paid to murdered children

Tributes have been paid to three young children found dead at a beauty spot.

Sam Fuller, 12, and his sisters Becka, aged eight, and seven-year-old Charlotte, who was known as Charlie, were described as "absolutely delightful children" by teachers.

Police put the deaths down to a "tragic family situation". They have launched a murder investigation but are not looking for anyone else in relation to the tragedy.

Officers found the bodies of the three siblings in an isolated area of woodland near Pontesbury, Shropshire.

Their father, university graduate Ceri Fuller, 35, was also found dead nearby.

It was reported that the children had suffered knife wounds while Mr Fuller had fallen from a cliff at a nearby quarry.

Mr Fuller and his three children had left their home at Milkwall, near Coleford, Gloucestershire, last Thursday.

Police later appealed for sightings of the four and said they were believed to have been travelling in an 11-year-old red Land Rover Freelander.

Becka and Charlie were pupils at St John's Church of England Primary School in Coleford, which older brother Sam had also attended before moving to secondary school.

Headteacher Jan Wagstaff said: "Rebecca and Charlotte were absolutely delightful children and a pleasure to have in school. Sam was also a pupil here before he moved on to Lakers. He was a lot of fun and always had a ready smile. They will all be very sadly missed."