A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of two young children and their mother
Police made the discovery after neighbours heard “the mother of all screams” from the ground-floor flat.
The children, believed to be toddlers, and their mother were found dead just after 7pm on Tuesday.
A 30-year-old man, thought to be the children’s father, was arrested at the flat in Toxteth, Liverpool.
He was taken to hospital after falling ill but was later discharged and taken to a police station for questioning.
Two toddlers and their mother were found dead just after 7pm on Tuesday at a flat in Liverpool
Tests were yesterday being carried out after a substance was found at the flat. Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from their homes over fears of a gas leak but were later allowed home.
Neighbour Sam Wright, 20, said: “There was a lot of commotion and I heard some shouting and screaming.
“It was scary. It was the mother of all screams.” Another neighbour said: “I heard screams – it was screams that make you sit up and go outside to see what’s going on.
“They were female screams and it was continuous, that’s what made me go outside. “It was a scream like no other. “It will stay with me for a while, to be honest.”
The flat was once owned by The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. Lennon lived there with his first wife Cynthia shortly after they married in 1962.
John Lennon lived at the property with his first wife Cynthia in 1962
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Lennon, who was born in Liverpool in 1940, divorced Cynthia in 1968 and married Yoko Ono the next year.
Neighbours said the property in the Georgian Quarter of the city is regularly visited by Beatles fans on tours.
Tour guide Jay Riley, 67, said yesterday: “This is where John and Cynthia, his first wife, spent their honeymoon and where he wrote the song Do You Want To Know A Secret.
“The reason he wrote the song is because this was Brian Epstein’s secret apartment. “Epstein was gay and up until 1967 in England it was illegal to be gay.
“This is why it was called his secret apartment.”