Family tribute to mother and children found dead

Scene of fatalities in Garendon Road, Shepshed
Image caption Police said they were not looking for anyone in connection with the deaths

The family of a woman found dead with her two children at a house in Leicestershire have described her as "a kind, gentle and caring" person.

Claudia Oakes-Green, 44, Thomas Henry Oakes-Green, 13, and Eleanor Grace Oakes-Green, nine, were discovered at their home in Shepshed on 23 February.

A statement released by police on behalf of the family said the children were "beautiful and caring".

The post-mortem examinations are complete but have not been released.

'Impish streak'

"Claudia was so strong and loving and protective, she was a rock in our family," the family statement said.

"Over the last few months she has become increasingly fearful for the future and anxious about our children's future.

"She was a very kind, gentle and caring person. To say we are devastated does not touch the loss that we feel."

The family statement said: "Eleanor would always go out of her way to make sure that other children felt included. She was lively, active and had a real impish streak.

"Thomas was a gentle soul. Very loving and never had a bad word to say about anybody and always made time for family and his little sister," the statement said.

"We are a very private family and we feel very strongly that our grief is a private matter."

Thomas attended De Lisle Catholic Science College and Eleanor attended St Winefride's Primary in Shepshed.

The circumstances are being investigated but detectives said they were not looking for anyone in connection with the deaths.

The family are thought to have lived at the house for about four or five years.

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