Ilford stabbing: Toddler and three-year-old boy killed
27 April 2020, 06:02 | Updated: 27 April 2020, 08:03
A murder investigation is under way after two young children, aged one and three, were stabbed to death at a property in east London.
A baby girl was pronounced dead at the scene in Ilford and a boy aged three lost his fight for life in hospital.
Police said they were called at about 5.30pm on Sunday to reports of a man and two children injured at a home in Aldborough Road North, Ilford.
Officers found the victims with knife injuries. A 40-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment.
Police said all three suffered knife injuries and that they are all known to each other.
Scotland Yard said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
The London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance also attended.
Awful. A one year-old girl and three year-old boy have been stabbed to death in Ilford.— Rachael Venables (@rachaelvenables) April 27, 2020
Emergancy crews were called to the home here at 5.30pm yesterday, they also found a 40y/o man with stab wounds.
Police say the three knew each other, and aren’t looking for anyone else @LBC pic.twitter.com/n3yqvOaL0W
Enquiries into the circumstances continue.
Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating.
Jas Athwal, the leader of Redbridge Council, tweeted: "Earlier today there was an incident in Ilford.
"Two young children have passed away & 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.