Family grieves after father's day deaths

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The family of two young children found dead in a car with their father is being comforted today.

Police family liaison officers are with the relatives of the tragic trio who were found inside a Land Rover on Father's Day near an isolated beauty spot in North Wales.

The man and children, a boy and a girl both believed to be under 10, were discovered by a member of the public on an undesignated road near Llanrwst in the Snowdonia National Park - where Mike Todd, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police was found dead earlier this year.

Police said the incident was being treated as suspicious but were not looking for anyone else.

Last night the vehicle was removed and the bodies were taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Hospital where post mortem examinations will be conducted today.

It is believed the father, his son and daughter were from Cheshire.

The deaths appear to echo the horrific case of Keith Young, 38, who killed himself and his four sons in March 2003 in Llangollen, North Wales.

Mr Young, of Winsford, Cheshire, was distraught about his failed marriage to estranged wife Samantha Tolley.

He put a petrol fuelled lawnmower in the family car and telephoned his ex-wife as their four children slowly died.

An inquest recorded a verdict of suicide for Mr Young and unlawful killing for boys Joshua, 7, Thomas, 6, Callum, 5 and Daniel, three.

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