Melton Deaths: Update
10 December 2011, 08:26
Detectives have launched a murder enquiry following the deaths of two adults and one child in Melton yesterday afternoon.
Police got the initial report around 4.20pm yesterday that a 15 year-old girl had been injured in the Melton area. She was taken to the Queen?s Medical Centre where her condition is described as stable.
During the initial investigation police attended an address in Robin Crescent, Melton and forced entry into the house where two children and two adults were found. Two adults a man and woman, and a six-year-old girl died in the incident. The other child in the house, a 13-year-old boy, was taken to the Queen?s Medical Centre where his condition is described as stable.
The man has been identified as former police inspector Toby Day who was 37. The woman and the child have yet to be formally identified but are thought to be his wife and daughter. At this stage we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. Enquiries are ongoing, scene preservation remains at the address and post mortem examinations will be carried out later today. Family liaison officers are supporting the family at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy is respected.
Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Hough, who is leading the investigation on Leicestershire?s behalf said: ?Firstly I would like to offer condolences to the families and friends of those involved at this difficult time.
Detectives from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime team, including officers from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to these tragic deaths. I would ask anyone who spoke to Mr Day yesterday who hasn?t yet spoken with police to contact us. I would like to thank the community for their support last night. Detectives will be in the area again today talking to residents and we will aim to do this with the least disruption.
Mr Day was dismissed from the Force last Thursday (December 1) following a misconduct hearing for misuse of police systems and matters concerning honesty and integrity. The Force voluntarily notified the IPCC yesterday given the tragic circumstances and the fact that the Force yesterday notified Mr Day of some press interest in relation to his case.
The IPCC has now completed an assessment of the referral and made the decision that the incident will continue to be investigated by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit Major Crime team without need for any IPCC investigation.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the incident room on 0115 967 0999 ext 8101341.