One-year-old and three-year-old dead from Newbury Park stabbing
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A one-year-old girl and three-year-old boy were both stabbed to death in Newbury Park on Sunday.
A 40-year-old man was also taken to a major trauma centre as a priority for treatment and all three suffered knife injuries.
Police were called at approximately 5:30pm on Sunday (April 26) to reports of a man and two children injured at a home in Aldborough Road North.
The one-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene and the man and boy were taken to hospital, where the boy subsequently died.
The children’s next of kin have been informed.
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A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “It is believed all parties involved are known to each other.
“Although no formal arrest has been made, at this early stage, police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.
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“A crime scene is in place and enquiries into the circumstances continue by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Homicide).”
On Sunday leader of Redbridge Council, Cllr Jas Athwal tweeted: “Earlier today there was an incident in llford. Two young children have passed away and an investigation is ongoing.
“My thoughts are with the family and wider community who are grieving this unspeakable tragedy.
“I am in contact with the police who are doing all they can to bring the investigation to a resolution.
“We ask that everyone please respects the family’s privacy at this difficult time.”
Ilford North MP Wes Streeting tweeted: “My heart goes out to their family, particularly their mother.
“There is no risk to the public resulting from this incident.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC quoting CAD 5669/26 APR.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.