UPDATE: Police investigate Scandinavian link to Gibraltar murder

Gibraltar police are focussing their attention on a possible link to the Scandinavian ex-partner of a woman found dead with her family this week

LAST UPDATED: 2 Apr, 2015 @ 13:10

GIBRALTAR police are focussing their attention on a possible link to the Scandinavian ex-partner of a woman, found dead with her family this week.

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Police confirmed they were investigating, in particular, the family of the mother, who had her throat slashed alongside her four-year-old daughter and six-week-old baby on Monday morning.

They were found, alongside her British partner, believed to be from Liverpool, in a gruesome scene that has led to many police needing counselling.

Police did not deny that they were now turning their attention to the father of the four-year-old, who is believed to be Danish.

A Gibraltar police spokesman today told the Olive Press: “Important information that the family members – especially of the female – can provide will be crucial to investigations.

“All the family members have now been notified and we hope to be in a position to release the names of the family this Monday or Tuesday.”

The family unit of four was found dead by police who forced entry to a Boschetti’s Steps flat in Gibraltar at 10.45am after being alerted to a ‘commotion’.

The 31-year-old British male, 37-year-old Spanish female and two girls, one four and the other six weeks old, are thought to have been living in Spain but had recently relocated to Gibraltar.

The three females were reportedly found with their throats slashed and all four had stab wounds in the rented accommodation.

Post-mortems of the female and the four-year-old girl are complete but they continue for the British male, reportedly from Liverpool, and the six-week-old baby girl.

Eye-witnesses who saw the family in Gibraltar have described the male as ‘a huge man’ whilst the female ‘was very petite’.

The investigation of the scene continues.

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