Gibraltar stabbing: British man found dead alongside Spanish partner and two children

Police are attempting to locate their close relatives

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A family of four, including a baby, have been found dead with stab wounds in a flat in Gibraltar. 

The couple and two children were found lifeless in a rented apartment off Governors Street, in the Boschetti's Steps area of the British Overseas Territory.

Police who attended the residence at around 11:35 this morning found the bodies of a 31-year-old British man, a 37-year-old Spanish woman, a four-year old girl of Spanish nationality and a six-week-old baby girl.

Officers have told the El Mundo newspaper that the British man was from Liverpool, while the four-year-old girl was believed to be the woman's daughter from a previous relationship. The baby is believed to have been born in Spain, the newspaper reported.

The family had been living in Spain before recently moving to Gibraltar, according to Spanish media.

Detectives and forensic teams, including a coroner, are investigating the flat, which has been cordoned off.

A spokesman for the Royal Gibraltar Police force said that the deceased are believed to belong to the same family.

He added that officers are working to "establish the cause surrounding the untimely deaths of this young family and are encouraging anyone who maybe able to support the investigation to contact the duty officer of the Royal Gibraltar Police."

"Presently, we are not looking for anyone involved in this very unfortunate event, but the investigation will be thorough and detailed drawing in on the expertise of other professionals," he said.

The family's relatives are being sought before their names are publicly released, he added.

Additional reporting by PA

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