Video thumbnail, Paddington murders
Video Loading

Police have revealed how a couple, feared to have been murdered by their rapist son before he died in a suspected suicide, were killed.

The Metropolitan Police released the post-mortem results for the husband and wife on Thursday, after officers discovered the bodies of Zohra Amrani, 59, and Hassan Amrani, 72, at the family's Paddington home on Saturday (February 14) when they went to inform them their son's body had been found 24 hours earlier.

Both parents are believed to have died in suspicious circumstances and a murder investigation is under way.

In post-mortem examinations held at Westminster Mortuary on Tuesday (February 17), the father's cause of death was given as "lacerations, incised wounds to the abdomen", while his wife's was determined to be "blunt force trauma to the head and strangulation injuries".

No arrests have been made and police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, although enquiries continue.

The couple's son was found by detectives and paramedics at around 1.20pm on Friday (February 13), following reports of an unresponsive man on the first-floor roof of Mickleton House, the building next door to his family's home, in Landor House, Westbourne Park Road.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and has now been formally identified as 30-year-old Ashraf Amrani.

His post-mortem examination was held on Monday (February 16), also at Westminster Mortuary, where the cause of death was given as multiple injuries.

His death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries continue.

The trainee plumber was jailed for seven years in June 2010, for filming a sex attack on a young woman he lured to his home and raped.

He had recently been released from prison, but was arrested a few days before his death, before being bailed to return to a police station this week.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission plans to look into the case.

Residents living near to the home of Mr and Mrs Amrani have spoken of their shock and flowers have been left outside the family home, which was cordoned off by police following the discovery.