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In pictures: Arson house

Osbaston House

This was Osbaston House, near Maesbrook, in Shropshire, a 1.2m mansion destroyed in a fire which police believe was deliberately started by its millionaire owner.

From left, Kirstie Foster, Chrsitopher Foster and Jillian Foster

Detectives believe Christopher Foster, 50, killed his wife, Jill, 49, and 15-year-old daughter Kirstie, before setting fire to their mansion and then killing himself.

Osbaston House

One of three bodies found at the burnt-out mansion was identified as that of Jillian Foster. She had been shot in the head.

Firefighters fight blaze

Police confirmed Mr Foster's body had been identified after being found at the mansion and tests are being carried out on the third body, which is believed to be his daughter.

Osbaston House

Little remains of the property and investigators were forced to pull back from the house due to falling debris and unstable walls.

Osbaston House

The remains of three horses and three dogs found in the outbuildings showed they had also been shot before the fire broke out.

Investigators outside the property

Spent and unspent gun cartridges have been found scattered around the grounds of the property.

Burnt-out cars

The blaze engulfed the house and its outbuildings and gutted a number of nearby cars.

Osbaston House

West Mercia Police said CCTV footage retrieved from the property showed a man thought to be Mr Foster carrying a gun.

Osbaston House

CCTV footage appears to show Mr Foster walking away from the stables and the outbuildings going up in flames.

Police officers near Osbaston House

Mr Foster is listed as the director of a thermal insulation manufacturing company in Telford which went into administration last year. A judge later found Mr Foster had asset-stripped the firm.

Investigating team

Detectives have said the investigation is expected to take months to complete.



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