A father and his five-year-old son were found dead in their home in Leicester. The father, Lee Borrett, had just lost custody of his son, Timmy, to his mother, Veronica. The cause of their deaths is unknown. Veronica collapsed in shock upon hearing the news.
She had rushed to Lee's house when he failed to return Timmy to her as agreed. A neighbor named Carole Potter witnessed the incident unfold. Veronica had gone into the house and screamed before coming out and collapsing. Veronica had asked Carole for help in finding clues about what had happened. Carole had heard Timmy screaming earlier in the day but thought it was just laughter.
Veronica and Lee had separated two years ago, with Timmy staying with his father. Veronica lived with her new boyfriend in a different village. Forensics officers were seen investigating the property and examining a black wheelie bin. Another neighbor named Alan Potter recalled hearing Timmy's excitement before the incident. The police have stated that they are carrying out an investigation into the deaths but do not believe there is any threat to the public.
They are also not currently looking for any other individuals involved in the incident. The tragic deaths of Lee and Timmy have left their loved ones devastated. The families of the two deceased are receiving support from the police during this difficult time. The investigation is still in its early stages, and many questions remain unanswered.