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Police ‘ignored 999 call from father in family stab horror’

- By Andrew Levy

A FATHER found dead next to the bodies of his two daughters and sister-in-law called 999 concerned about his own mental health just an hour earlier, it emerged yesterday.

Bartlomiej Kuczynski said he was in a ‘confused’ state during the early morning call last Friday but was told to seek medical help himself.

Officers forced their way into the house in Costessey, near Norwich, just after 7am following a call from a member of public.

Details of the call were disclosed by Independen­t Office of Police Conduct regional director Charmaine Arbouin yesterday.

Norfolk Police have referred themselves to the watchdog over the matter – and an incident just before Christmas when officers were involved in a search for Mr Kuczynski, who had been reported missing.

He was located nearby and taken to hospital but failed to wait for a mental health assessment before leaving. Ms Arbouin

said: ‘ Norfolk Constabula­ry establishe­d that the man had made a 999 call to the force shortly before 6am on January 19. During that call, the man expressed concerns for his own mental state saying he was confused. He was advised to seek medical advice and police did not attend.

‘At around 7am the force received a call from a dog walker concerned for the welfare of those within the home.’

Shortly after, the bodies of Polish-born Mr Kuczynski, 45, his daughters Jasmin, 12, and Downreuang, seven, and their Thai aunt Kanticha Noon, 36, were found in the semi-detached house.

The girls’ mother, Nanthaka Kuczynska, was at work at the time but neighbours have suggested she had not been seen at the family home for some time. Post-mortem examina

‘Concerns for his mental state’

tions on Sunday revealed Ms Noon – who was helping care for her nieces – died from multiple stab wounds to the neck, while Mr Kuczynski had a single stab wound to the neck.

A pathologis­t is not due to examine the sisters until later today but police have confirmed both had injuries.

Norfolk Chief Constable Paul Sanford described the incident as ‘ horrific and tragic’ but said he could not comment further due to the ongoing investigat­ion.

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