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Policing Service Not Affected By Latest Tragedy

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Policing Service Not Affected By Latest Tragedy

The community of Feilding can still expect an effective police service despite another tragedy in the town.

Police are continuing today to investigate the deaths of three people found dead in a house in Lees Road, Feilding yesterday.

The discovery was made at approximately 10.20am yesterday by a visitor to the house but Police are yet to establish exactly when the middle-aged couple and elderly man died.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan said: "The examination of the scene over the next few days will be thorough and methodical. We will work hard to remove those who have died from the house today but these situations cannot be rushed. I want to reiterate to the community of Feilding that we do not believe we are seeking anyone else in relation to these deaths or that there is any risk to public safety."

Police believe they know who the three people are who have died but until they have been removed from the address so their identities can be confirmed they will not be named. Post mortem examinations will be carried out later this week and until then no comment will be made by Police in relation to likely cause of death.

The community of Feilding has suffered more than its fair share of tragedy in the last couple of months with the murder of Scott Guy, an air crash that claimed the lives of Jessica Neeson and Patricia Smallman and the death in Afghanistan of Lieutenant Tim O'Donnell.

The officer in charge of Feilding Police Station, Senior Sergeant Nigel Allan, said: "Recent events have placed significant demands on policing but we have worked incredibly hard to ensure that the quality of service we provide the community is not affected. We have staff from surrounding areas assisting us with the Scott Guy investigation and yesterday's tragedy which enables us to maintain a focus on day-to-day policing without disruption. The community of Feilding are showing admirable resilience and are being tremendously supportive of the Police."

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