Girl four found stabbed to death
A four-year-old girl has been found stabbed to death
Scotland Yard said police found the body of the child at an address in Clapton, east London, on Thursday after reports of a knife incident shortly after 3pm.
A woman, believed to be girl’s mother, was arrested on suspicion of murder. She has since been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and is in a secure unit.
Paramedics attended but the girl was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said next of kin have been informed.
A post-mortem examination will take place on Saturday at Poplar mortuary in east London.
The Metropolitan Police’s Child Abuse Investigation Command is leading the murder inquiry.