Murder investigation launched after five-year-old girl's death at London home

September 15, 2021

A murder investigation has been launched in London after the death of a five-year-old girl.

Police were called to a property on Leyborne Avenue in Ealing at 12.56pm on 14 September following concerns for the welfare of the occupants.

Metropolitan Police officers and the London Ambulance Service attended but the five-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene despite their efforts.

Her next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination will be held at a later date.

Police arrested a 31-year-old woman at the scene on suspicion of murder and she has been taken to custody.

The girl and the woman were known to each other.

Homicide detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation and enquiries continue.

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