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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Detectives bid to discover who was murderer in Bradford couple's double death tragedy

Detectives bid to discover who was murderer in Bradford couple's double death tragedy


Detectives bid to discover who was murderer in Bradford couple's double death tragedy

Anthony Roberts and Margaride​ Rufina
A TWO-year-old girl has been left orphaned after her parents were found dead from knife wounds in what police are treating as a murder-suicide at their home in Bradford.
Police found the bodies of Anthony Roberts, 37, and Margaride, known as Guida, Rufino, 38, at their detached house in Cross Road, Idle.
The couple's tot was not present at the address and is now being cared for by family members.
Detectives are treating the matter as a murder investigation, and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Scott of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team last night said: "The police investigation is still at an early stage, however we are treating this as a murder enquiry.
"A full post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death for both Ms Rufino and Mr Roberts.
"At this stage we are satisfied that no other parties were involved in the incident."
Last night it was not yet clear who had killed who.
The couple were both pronounced dead at the scene and two knives were recovered from the property by officers.
A police spokesman said Mr Roberts had serious leg injuries, while Ms Rufino had suffered serious neck injuries. Their daughter was not in the property at the time of the incident, said police.
She attends Wesley House Nursery, which is about a two-minute walk from her home, on the other side of Idle Recreation Ground to the house. Staff at the nursery were visibly upset yesterday.
Nursery manager Hayley Wright said that Guida had told her last Thursday that she could not wait for her daughter to start talking and say things like 'I love you, mummy'.
She had rung the parents' mobile phones yesterday morning after news of the incident broke.
"There was no answer," she said. "I cried and was in shock. I still do not believe it."
On the couple, she said Ms Rufino, who was believed to be of Portuguese descent, was "lovely" and "really chatty".
Miss Wright added that he was "really good" with his daughter.
She also said that there was never an inkling that anything was wrong in the couple's relationship, adding that Mr Roberts was a teacher and Ms Rufino worked in occupational health.
"I offered to babysit for them if they ever wanted a date night," said Miss Wright, who added about nursery staff: "We feel shocked and devastated and in disbelief. Everyone burst out crying."

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