Boyfriend, 31, arrested over murder of his partner, 35, her daughter, 11, son, 13, and one of the kid's best friends, 11, who were found dead during sleepover

Boyfriend, 31, arrested over murder of his partner, 35, her daughter, 11, son, 13, and one of the kid's best friends, 11, who were found dead during sleepover



The boyfriend of a mother, found dead alongside her two children and one of their best friends after a sleepover, has been arrested on suspicion of their murders.



Lacey and John Paul Bennett, 11 and 13, were found dead alongside their mother Terri Harris, 35, and Lacey's best friend Connie Gent, also 11, on Sunday morning, September 19, in a house in Chandos Crescent in Killamarsh, Derbyshire, England.



Best friends, Connie and Lacey, had a sleepover on Saturday night, September 18, before they were found dead the following morning.





Mum Terri Harris



Damien Bendall, 31, was detained at the scene by police after they discovered the four bodies.







Relatives of Ms Harris and neighbours confirmed that Bendall had been in a relationship with her.



It came as the father of one of the girls killed, Charlie Gent, shared emotional footage of his daughter Connie Gent.





Connie Gent



The 20-second video showed his little girl looking happy with him and his partner Julie Potts.


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