The cause of the fire is currently being treated as arson and a murder investigation has been launched. Police are continuing to appeal for anyone with any information to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Druffield.
Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is a dreadful incident and the worst fears have been realised.
He was the partner of the woman who lived at the house and whose body is believed to have been discovered; he was not the father of the child whose body is believed to have been discovered.
This is a difficult scene and it will take some time before forensics examinations are complete.
Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and the whole community at this time." “I urge anyone with any information about this or any footage of the fire to contact us.” Crime summary There are currently no burglaries to be noted this week.
The rear of Asda was also checked as there had been previous reports of youths gathering, but again there wasn't’ anyone hanging around on Friday night. Foot patrols were conducted in Manor Gardens/Gildredge Park where there were a few people enjoying the lovely evening.This proved to be a small group of youths relaxing not causing any issues on the anti social behaviour front.However a healthy Police presence is always beneficial and shows local residents that Sussex Police are always here to help even under times of strain in resources.It started later than usual due to an extremely busy start to the late shift for PSCO’s.With all areas of Blitz patrols visited at least once.Two more phone calls were received on the Blitz phone from the earlier resident.This lead the duo to the North Harbour to speak with a group of youths sitting on the beach at approximately 10.30pm.At Approximately 8.30pm PCSO Honey and Camille found themselves dealing with an immediate call that was occurring just around the corner from their location in Shanklin Close.This took a while to stand down from which limited their time visiting the other Blitz areas .The incident occurred around 1am and was reported to police at am on Tuesday (10 July), and the bodies were discovered in a first floor bedroom about 12pm (midday) on Wednesday (11 July).A 26-year-old man who was also in the property at the time of the fire was taken to hospital with burns injuries in the early hours of Tuesday (10 July), and remains in an induced coma at this stage.To report crime and incidents please contact us online, email us at [email protected] call 101. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at on last weekend's Operation Blitz activity The Blitz patrols on Friday evening started with patrols around the Langney area.Several youths were spoken to in the skate park who were enjoying the lovely weather.The Eastbourne Seniors Forum (ESF) has been set up along with many others across the country to be a voice for the over 50s Membership is open to all who live or work in Eastbourne and its surroundings Following a very successful launch in 2008 we are now seeking to bring together all the members who have offered to get involved in some way or other and form and develop groups with particular interests.