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Man charged with murder of a woman and three children in Killamarsh

A man has been charged in connection with the deaths of a woman and three children in Killamarsh.

Officers were called at 7.26am on Sunday 19 September to concerns for safety of those at a house on Chandos Crescent.

The bodies of 35-year-old Terri Harris, her 11-year-old daughter Lacey Bennett and 13-year-old son John Paul Bennett, and Lacey’s friend Connie Gent, also 11, were found at the address.

Damien Bendall of Chandos Crescent, Killamarsh, has been charged with four counts of murder.

The 31-year-old will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court this morning (Wednesday)