Family of Epsom College killer dad who shot wife and daughter speak out

The family of a "killer" dad who reportedly shot his wife and daughter have spoken publicly for the first time.

Epsom College headteacher Emma Pattison, 45, and her daughter Lettie, 7, were killed at their home on the school's grounds in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police believe George Pattison killed the pair before taking his own life in a suspected murder-suicide.

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Now a member of Mr Pattison's family, uncle Frederick Cameron, 83, spoken out by calling family tragedy a "huge shock" which "doesn't make sense".

Mr Cameron, who lives in Kingston, Jamaica, told Mail Online: "He didn't strike me as anyone who would do anything of that nature. He must have been in a state of madness… It doesn't make any sense to me."

The family were said to have hosted a dinner party with pals just hours before their deaths. One of the couple's friends who attended the meal said nothing seemed "unusual" during their evening together.

On February 10, we reported it had been revealed Mr Pattison had a failing wine business. According to The Times, Pattison was the man behind a “specialist importer of high quality" wines called Castle Street Viners.

Detective Chief Inspector Kimball Edey said: “On behalf of Surrey Police, my team, and I, I first want to express my sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Emma, Lettie and George, as well as to the students and staff of Epsom College, for their tragic loss.

“I want to give my assurance that we will conduct a thorough investigation into what took place last night and hope to be able to bring some peace in these traumatic circumstances. I would ask that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”

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