December 13 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, August 31, 2013
A mother was remanded in custody today charged with murder after her eight-year-old daughter was found dead in a block of flats in east London.
Polly Chowdhury, 34, was held after paramedics discovered the injured child, Ayesha Ali, at her home in Chadwell Heath on Thursday.
Police were called to the property shortly after 11.30am. The girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chowdhury, of Bedwell Court, Broomfield Road, was taken to hospital in Romford for treatment for minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of murder after being discharged.
She was remanded in custody during a short hearing at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court this morning and will appear before a judge at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, court officials said.
The results of a post-mortem examination on her daughter have yet to be announced.
The death is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police’s homicide and major crime command (HMCC), a spokesman for Scotland Yard said.
Redbridge Tube station has reopened after a woman was killed by a Central Line train earlier today.