A Birmingham father who found his wife and two sons hanged at his family home gave evidence at an inquest into their deaths yesterday.

Shuhal Miah went into the witness box at the city's coroner's court to confirm the personal details of his spouse and their children.

Musannat Mumtahana, 22, and her sons Reheem Miah, two, and Nahim Miah, one, were found dead at their home in Radnor Road, Handsworth, late last Wednesday.

Mr Miah remained composed as he gave brief answers to a series of questions from Birmingham's Deputy Coroner, Christopher Ball.

Mr Ball released the bodies for a funeral to take place and adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed.

In a statement issued by police, parcel sorter Mr Miah said: "My wife was the most beautiful gentle person and my two beautiful sons were my pride and joy, who had their whole lives to live for. As anyone with children can imagine I am finding the loss impossible to comprehend."

Police are not looking for anyone else over the deaths. ..SUPL: