Man's body found in Wales may be linked to triple murder

The bodies of a woman and two children were found in a house in Leeds

Leeds, woman, children, bodies, house, Wales, linked, West Yorkshire Police

A police office enters a house at the the scene in Beeston Way, Allerton Bywater near Leeds, after three people were found dead | Image: Anna Gowthorpe / PA Wire/Press Association Images

The discovery of the body of a man in North Wales may be connected to the murder of a woman and her two children near Leeds, police have said.

The man's body was found at 5pm on Tuesday on cliffs in South Stack, Anglesey.

Detective Chief Inspector Warren Stevenson, from West Yorkshire Police, said: "The man's identity is yet to be confirmed but we are liaising closely with our colleagues in North Wales Police as we believe this may be linked to our investigation in Leeds".

Speaking earlier, following the discovery of three bodies at a house in Allerton Bywater, he said: "Post-mortem examinations are yet to take place to establish the causes of their deaths but the victims have died in suspicious circumstances and therefore we are treating their deaths as murder".

He said there were "indications" that it was a domestic incident. Police had been called to Beeston Way shortly before midday.

The woman who died has been named locally as store manager Geraldine Newman.

It is reported a friend found her on the ground floor of her house after becoming concerned.

She then called police, who discovered two more bodies upstairs - believed to be the children, a boy and a girl, aged six and 11.

The scene was cordoned off and forensics officers were brought in to examine the mid-terrace property.

Ms Newman had worked at the retailer Wilko for 23 years.

A spokesman said she was a "loyal and enormously respected member of the team".

He added: "This is tragic news and has devastated everyone who worked with Geraldine as well as impacting team members across the company".

"Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with her family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time and everything is being done to support those team members who are affected by this tragic news".