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Police identify boys found dead in Tidworth
5:39pm Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
TWO boys believed to have been killed by their father before he took his own life have been named by police.
The bodies Jack Anderson, 11, and his three-year-old brother Bryn were found in a flat in Auchinleck House in Sidbury Heights on Saturday.
Their father, 36-year-old Graham Anderson, was found dead in another room in the same property.
Police and paramedics were called in after the landlady of the rented property found Mr Anderson’s body when she went in to show prospective new tenants around.
The bodies of the two young boys were found by paramedics.
In a statement issued this afternoon, the boys’ mother Victoria Jones, who lives in Andover said: "Jack was a keen footballer and absolutely loved playing the game. He was a very intelligent boy. Maths and science were his favourite subjects.
“He was loved by everyone who met him as he was such a sociable child. He was caring and loving towards Bryn and was the best big brother in the world.
“Bryn was a cheeky chappie who doted on and looked up to his older brother. He enjoyed playing in his sandpit and on his trike. He loved animals, especially cats.
“Jack was due to start secondary school this week while Bryn was due to start at playgroup.
“Both Jack and Bryn will be sorely missed by their family and friends. The boys meant everything to me."
Det Chief Inspector Ian Saunders of the Brunel Major Crime Investigation Team, who is heading the inquiry said: “We would like to offer our condolences to their mother Victoria Jones and the boys’ family on the tragic loss of Jack and Bryn.
“My officers are working hard to piece together the events that led to this appalling outcome so that we can pass the fullest possible report to the Coroner.
“I hope now that the photographs of the boys and their father are in the public domain that we will hear from more people who might have seen them in the seven days leading up to the discovery of their bodies on Saturday afternoon.”
The causes of death have not yet been confirmed by police.
Anyone who has information that may help police is asked to call Wiltshire Police on 101 and ask for the incident room, or if they wish to remain anonymous they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.