A man’s stabbed himself after two children were killed at an address in East London yesterday evening, in what appears to be a murder suicide.
Police officers raced to the scene in Aldborough Road North, Ilford, at around 5.30pm on Sunday following reports of a man and two children injured inside a flat above a corner shop.
London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended the incident.
A one-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. A three-year-old boy was taken to hospital for treatment but subsequently died.
‘A 40-year-old man has been taken hospital for treatment; condition awaits. All three suffered knife injuries. It is believed all parties involved are known to each other”, a spokesperson for the Met said.
“At this early stage, police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident. Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime investigate. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.”
Jas Athwal, the leader of Redbridge Council, said: “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.