POLICE are not currently looking for anyone in connection to the stabbing of a British family in Gibraltar this morning.
A family of four were found stabbed to death in Gibraltar at 11.35 this morning.
The family includes two girls, one four and the other just six weeks old.
The parents are believed to be a 31-year-old man from Liverpool, UK, and a 37-year-old woman.
Some confusion remains over her nationality with some reports suggesting she was Spanish, while others say she was Cuban.
The family are believed to have been visiting a friend in Gibraltar and had only been on the British enclave for a few days.
Two home office pathologists will fly out to Gibraltar tomorrow, to examine the bodies which are still at the scene.
“At this present moment in time, a full investigation is being conducted by officers of the Serious Crime Unit to establish the cause surrounding the untimely deaths of this young family and are encouraging anyone who maybe able to support the investigation to contact the Duty Officer of the Royal Gibraltar Police,” a Gibraltar police spokesman said.
“Presently, we are not looking for anyone involved in this very unfortunate event, but the investigation will be thorough and detailed drawing in on the expertise of other professionals.”
Police were called to the scene at a flat in Boschetti’s steps at 11am.
A friend of the family was reportedly heard knocking loudly on the property’s front door and shouting out to the family who had reportedly been visiting him.
He called the police when there was no response, and a canine squad and a doctor also arrived on the scene.
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo adjourned parliament upon hearing the news and held a minute’s silence.
He said in a statement: “As a husband and father, I – like no doubt all Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar – am in total shock to hear about this terrible crime.
“Gibraltarians are not accustomed to witness this type of incident in our peaceful and law-abiding community. Words will fail us all at a moment like this and all we can do is keep the victims and their families in our thoughts and put our full trust in the Rule of Law so that justice prevails.”