An investigation is underway following the deaths of three people in Brentford.
At approximately 00:50hrs on Tuesday, 6 October officers forced entry to a residential address in Clayponds Lane, Brentford following concerns for the welfare of the occupants.
Inside the address, officers discovered the bodies of a woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, and a boy, believed to be aged three-years-old.
A man, believed aged in his 40s, was found suffering stab injuries. London Ambulance Service attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is thought all three people were known to each other.
Enquiries are underway to inform all next of kin.
Post mortem examinations will be scheduled for all three people in due course.
Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command are investigating.
At this early stage, officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.
West Area BCU Commander, Pete Gardner said: “This horrific incident has understandably caused enormous shock and concern among local residents and across the borough; all our thoughts are with the family and friends of those affected. I would like to thank our officers and paramedics from the LAS who worked tirelessly and professionally under extremely traumatic circumstances in responding to this incident.
“Our officers in the West Area Command Unit are doing everything they can to support our colleagues in Specialist Crime as we work to understand what has led to this terrible incident. Local residents can expect to see officers at the scene and patrolling the local area to provide reassurance, and if they have any concerns, I would urge them to speak to our officers.”
Enquiries into the circumstances continue.
Due to prior police attendance at the address regarding concerns for the welfare of the occupants, the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards have made a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
Anyone who has information that could assist police with their investigation are asked to call 101 ref CAD 7365/4 Oct.