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‘I just want to hold them’: Dad’s tribute after his two children, their mother and friend ‘on a sleepover’ are killed

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A “broken” father of two children who were found dead over the weekend has paid tribute to his “TikTok queen” and “beautiful boy”.

Jason Bennett, who said the children were 11 and 13, broke down as he laid flowers near the house in Killamarsh, Derbyshire, where police are investigating the deaths of four people.

“I’m broken, I just want to kiss my babies,” he told Sky News. “I just want to kiss them and hold them. TikTok queen and my beautiful boy, they were beautiful. Kindest people you could ever meet.”

Writing on Facebook, Mr Bennett added: “My beautiful boy John and beautiful daughter Lacey have been taken away from me.

“Their mum Terri also lost her life and Lacey’s best friend was also taken away from this world.”

A neighbour said she understood the third child who died had been at the house for a sleepover.

It comes after officers from Derbyshire Constabulary were called to a home in Chandos Crescent, Killamarsh, near Sheffield, at around 7.25am on Sunday.

A man has been arrested and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.