It is with shock and great sadness that we can confirm three people were found deceased at Orchard House, Blind Lane, Bourne End, yesterday evening (Tuesday 19th April).

Police were called to one of the flats at the sheltered scheme, which is owned by Red Kite Community Housing, at 10pm.

They have today (Wednesday 20th April) confirmed that three bodies were found in one of the homes. Their next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Julie Gamble-Kempe, Head of Communications and Brand at Red Kite, said:

“We are all shocked that this has happened at one of our schemes and will be fully cooperating with the police to help with their investigation.

“The welfare of our tenants and their safety is of utmost importance to us, so we will be working with tenants who live at the scheme to ensure they feel safe and secure and will do everything we can to help them through this very difficult time.

“As this is now an active murder investigation we cannot comment further on the circumstances.”

Police have asked anyone who may have heard a disturbance or seen anyone or anything unusual in or around Orchard House or Spring Gardens between 5pm and 10pm on Tuesday 19th April to call 101, quoting reference 2037 of 19/4/2022.

There will be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days while investigations continue. If you have any concerns, please speak to a uniformed officer.