29/01/2010

Mum Probed Over Kids' 'Asphyxiation'

A mother from East Sussex is being questioned about the death of her two young children.

Fiona Donnison, 43, was arrested by detectives last night after receiving treatment for apparent self harm.

The bodies of her three-year-old son Harry and two-year-old daughter Elise were found inside a car in Heathfield on Wednesday.

Further examinations are expected to be carried out on the young pair's remains, however initial signs suggest they died from asphyxiation.
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Tests revealed they had been dead for 24 hours before the alarm was raised by their mother.

Ms Donnison, who is reportedly estranged from her husband, has been held on suspicion of murder.

Sussex Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

A Sheepsetting Lane three-storey house remains cordoned off, and a silver Nissan car has been taken away for forensic examination.

Ms Donnison, who also has two teenage children, is believed to have lived in the house.

(PR/BMcC)

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