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Officers found the bodies of five-year-old Zaraiyah-Lily Headland and three-year-old Andreas Headland (pictured with their mother) on a bed in a Yanchep home on October 20, 2016

An investigation into the deaths of two children murdered by their father in Perth has learned that the police needed hours to respond to their mother's request for help.

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It took the police more than three hours to check two young children after their concerned mother raised the alarm and their father had already killed them at the time, a study in Perth has heard.

Officers found the bodies of five-year-old Zaraiyah-Lily Headland and three-year-old Andreas Headland on a bed in a Yanchep house on October 20, 2016.

Officers found the bodies of five-year-old Zaraiyah-Lily Headland and three-year-old Andreas Headland (pictured with their mother) on a bed in a Yanchep home on October 20, 2016

Officers found the bodies of five-year-old Zaraiyah-Lily Headland and three-year-old Andreas Headland (pictured with their mother) on a bed in a Yanchep home on October 20, 2016

Their father, Jason Craig Headland (photo), pleaded guilty to their murders and was sentenced to life in prison

Their father, Jason Craig Headland (photo), pleaded guilty to their murders and was sentenced to life in prison

Their father, Jason Craig Headland (photo), pleaded guilty to their murders and was sentenced to life in prison

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Their father, Jason Craig Headland, who was also found at home with self-injuries, pleaded guilty to their murders and was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 31 years to be served.

The cause of death of the children could not be determined, but they were drugged and suffocated.

Police actions before death are now being investigated in the West Australian Coroners Court.

Coroner Counsel Toby Bishop said the children's mother, Anatoria Takiwa, had gone to Joondalup police station to request a welfare check after receiving a disturbing phone call from her estranged partner.

& # 39; By the time police officers arrived in the family home a few hours later, the children had already died & he said in his opening speech Tuesday.

Mrs. Takiwa & # 39; s girlfriend Katie Cheeseman was with her when she received that fateful phone call from Headland.

Police actions before death are now being investigated in the West Australian Coroners Court. Pictured: police at home

Police actions before death are now being investigated in the West Australian Coroners Court. Pictured: police at home

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Police actions before death are now being investigated in the West Australian Coroners Court. Pictured: police at home

& # 39; I'm going to hurt you … I'm going to break your heart into 50 million pieces. Say goodbye to your children. This is the last time you are going to talk to them, & Headland said.

Mrs. Cheeseman said she was considering that Headland could kidnap the children, but deep down he thought he would harm them.

& # 39; I just knew we needed help & # 39 ;, she testified.

Mrs. Cheeseman said they thought it was unsafe for them to go to the house, so they went to the police and spoke to a recruit who then informed her superiors.

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& # 39; I thought they should go and make sure the kids were okay, & # 39; said Mrs. Cheeseman.

& # 39; I thought they would do it immediately.

& # 39; I expected them to do what they had to do in those situations. & # 39;

The coroner counsel Toby Bishop said the children's mother, Anatoria Takiwa, had gone to Joondalup police station to request a welfare check after receiving a disturbing phone call from her estranged partner (photo)

The coroner counsel Toby Bishop said the children's mother, Anatoria Takiwa, had gone to Joondalup police station to request a welfare check after receiving a disturbing phone call from her estranged partner (photo)

The coroner counsel Toby Bishop said the children's mother, Anatoria Takiwa, had gone to Joondalup police station to request a welfare check after receiving a disturbing phone call from her estranged partner (photo)

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After they had been at the station for about half an hour, the recruit spoke to Headland by telephone and said he would take the children there so that the women left.

When the headland did not arrive, the recruit tried to call him in vain and then called Mrs. Takiwa and was told that the headland was possibly in the marital home in Yanchep, Mr. Bishop said.

The recruit created a job in the police system and gave this priority three, which meant that the police had to respond within an hour.

Mrs. Takiwa & # 39; s girlfriend Katie Cheeseman was with her when she received that fateful phone call from Headland

Mrs. Takiwa & # 39; s girlfriend Katie Cheeseman was with her when she received that fateful phone call from Headland

Officers visited the house around 10.17 p.m., which was slightly less than an hour, but three and a half hours since Mrs. Takiwa went to the police with her concerns, Mr. Bishop said

Officers visited the house around 10.17 p.m., which was slightly less than an hour, but three and a half hours since Mrs. Takiwa went to the police with her concerns, Mr. Bishop said

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Mrs. Takiwa & (39 with her children) friend Katie Cheeseman was with her when she received that fateful phone call from the Headland

Officers visited the house around 10.17 p.m., which was a little less than an hour, but three and a half hours since Mrs. Takiwa went to the police with her concerns, Mr. Bishop said.

The delay gave the brothers and sisters father time to strangle them brutally and try to kill themselves.

Coroner Sarah Linton will consider it reasonable to trust Headland to bring the children to the station.

The communication methods of the police will also be examined, whereby the coroner will investigate the right time to send officers to check the children.

The investigation continues.

After they had been at the station for about half an hour, the recruit spoke to Headland by telephone and said he would take the children there so that the women left

After they had been at the station for about half an hour, the recruit spoke to Headland by telephone and said he would take the children there so that the women left

After they had been at the station for about half an hour, the recruit spoke to Headland by telephone and said he would take the children there so that the women left

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