Tidworth family deaths coroner orders more tests

Bryn and Jack Anderson
Image caption Victoria Jones said her son Jack, 11, (right) was the "best big brother" to three-year-old Bryn (left)

Further tests are needed on the bodies of a father and his two sons found in a Wiltshire flat, a coroner has said.

The bodies of Graham Anderson, 36, and sons Jack, 11, and Bryn, three, were discovered last week in a rented flat in Sidbury Circular Road, Tidworth.

Following post mortem examinations, a coroner has requested further tests to establish the causes of death.

The boys' mother, Victoria Jones, who lives in Andover, Hampshire, said her sons "meant everything" to her.

She said: "[Jack] 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 elder brother."

'Appalling outcome'

HM Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon, David Ridley, formally opened and adjourned the inquest at 11:50 BST in Salisbury.

Police are treating the deaths of the boys as suspicious but have said they are not currently looking for anyone else.

Their bodies were identified by a close relative in Southampton on Tuesday afternoon.

The body of their father was found in a separate room at the property.

Earlier, Det Ch Insp Ian Saunders, whose team is heading the enquiry, said: "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."

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