FOUR dead bodies were found by police at a home.

Police said at about 6.45pm on Sunday they received a report regarding concerns for the welfare of occupants at an address in Duffield Lane, Woodmancote.

Police said officers discovered four people - two adults and two children - and a dog inside the house.

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They were confirmed dead at the scene.

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Police believe they were all from the same family.

They are treating this as a murder investigation while evidence is gathered.

Anyone with information about the incident can report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Cotton.

Woodmancote is a village close to Chichester.

It is in the parish of Westbourne, which had 2,309 citizens at the last count.