A mum and her two young boys have been found dead in their home as police investigate the shocking tragedy.
Officers and paramedics rushed to a terraced house in Belvedere, South East London at 11.50pm yesterday after concerns were raised for the family's welfare.
When police arrived they found a woman, named as 47-year-old Nadja De Jager, and her two sons, nine-year-old Alexander and seven-year-old Maximus, all dead on the property.
Detectives are not actively seeking anyone else in connection with the investigation.
The property remained sealed off today as the driveway, which has a grey Mitsubishi pick-up truck parked on it, was scattered with children’s toys including a mini basketball net and multi-coloured sand toys.
Shocked neighbours have spoken of their horror following the discovery of the family's bodies.
Marion Beazer, who lives opposite the family, said as far as she could tell they were a “normal family”.
The pensioner, who has lived in the street 40 years, added: “They never caused any issues in the street.
“As far as I’m aware they were just a normal family. They kept themselves to themselves.
“The neighbours here really watch out for each other.
“Seeing the kids toys out the front tugs on the heartstrings. It’s just dreadful.”
Marion said she had two police officers in her house going through her CCTV to check for anything unusual.
Another neighbour, Christopher Babutulde, 68, who lives two doors down from the family, said he used to see the mum walking her two young sons to and from school.
He added: “It’s really shocking. We’re such a close knit community who really care for each other.
“There’s been a big police presence since yesterday. I’ve had officers knocking on my door.”
Their next of kin have been informed.
Post-mortem examinations are now due to be carried out to establish the cause of death for the three victims.
Detective Inspector Ollie Stride, investigating said: “This is a deeply sad case and we are continuing to establish the circumstances that led to this tragic incident.
“I would like to thank the local community for their cooperation while our officers go about their enquiries.
“Our thoughts today are very much with the family as they struggle to come to terms with their loss and we ask that their privacy be respected at this extremely difficult time.”
A spokesperson for the Met Police previously said they attended the property after "concerns for the welfare of occupants".
It was then they found the three bodies and the Met's Specialist Crime Command is now leading the investigation.
London Ambulance also attended the scene. A Spokesperson said: "We were called at 12.16pm yesterday (9 March) to reports of an incident on Mayfield Road, Belvedere.
"We sent a medic in a fast response car and two incident response officers to the scene.
"Sadly three people were pronounced dead at the scene."
Forensic experts are currently in attendance of the property and one neighbour told MyLondon the family "looked happy" last time they had seen them.