Woman arrested on suspicion of murder of girl found dead in Chadwell Heath

A police cordon outside Bedwell Court, Broomfield Road

A police cordon outside Bedwell Court, Broomfield Road - Credit: Archant

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an eight-year-old girl found dead in Chadwell Heath yesterday

The 34-year-old woman is currently being held in custody after being treated for minor injuries at Queen’s Hospital.

No charges have been brought as police continue their investigation.

Ambulances were called shortly after 11.30am to Bedwell Court, in Broomfield Road, to reports of an injured child on Thursday but the girl was dead at the scene.

A police spokesman said: “On arrival, officers discovered the body of an eight-year-old girl.

“We believe it was a domestic incident. Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.”

The Metropolitan Police’s Homicide and Serious Crime Command is investigating the death, which is being treated as suspicious.

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The little girl has not been formally identified and the cause of death will be established at a post mortem.

Call 101 with information or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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