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Weekend of tragedy in London as girl, 11, dies from rat poison, missing woman’s body found by kids and man shot dead

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London has seen three major incidents over the weekend in which two people died and the body of a missing woman was found.

A 32-year-old woman who went missing on November 28 was found by children in Brunswick Park, Camberwell, on Sunday (December 12).

Also on Sunday, an 11-year-old girl died after what was initially described as a ‘chemical incident’ at Nida House in Tower Hamlets.

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On Saturday (December 11), police shot a man dead in Kensington during an incident at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate, SW7.

Here’s more about what transpired in London over the weekend.

Body found in South London park in search for missing woman

Petra Srncova, 32, was reported missing on December 3

A woman’s body has been found in the search for a missing senior nurse assistant in South London.

Petra Srncova, from Camberwell, first went missing two weeks after last being seen at her workplace – Evelina London Children’s Hospital, SE1 – on November 28.

Police were called on Sunday to Brunswick Park, SE5, following reports of the body of a woman being found in the bushes.

Although the body has not been formally identified, police say that Petra’s family in her native Czech Republic have been informed of the development.

Petra, who was last seen leaving work at 7.45pm on Sunday, November 28, had been reported missing on Friday, December 3, by a concerned colleague.

A man has been arrested in connection with her disappearance and taken into custody, but has since been released on bail.

MyLondon remains at the scene today, you can follow live updates here.

Girl, 11, dies in ‘chemical incident’ in Shadwell

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Fatiha Sabrin died after being found unresponsive in her home alongside her brother and mum in Nida House on Sutton Street, Shadwell

An 11-year-old girl has died and several others are in hospital after ‘pest control’ chemicals were found in a block of flats in Tower Hamlets.

Fatiha Sabrin, 11, was found unresponsive in her home alongside her brother and mum in Nida House on Sutton Street, Shadwell, on Saturday afternoon.

Fatiha, who went to Buttercup Primary School and dreamt of becoming a doctor, was rushed to an East London hospital where she tragically died a short time later.

Other residents in the building also reported feeling unwell and three people were taken to hospital, where they remain.

After an evacuation, the London Fire Brigade swept the building and discovered a ‘quantity of chemicals’ believed to be used for pest control.

The 11-year-old girl’s death is currently being treated as unexplained and the Met said a special post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

You can follow live updates from the scene here.

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Kensington ‘gunman’ dies after being ‘shot by police’

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A man was shot dead in Kensington

A man was shot dead on Saturday afternoon shortly after armed response stopped a car in Kensington, West London.

The incident started to unfold at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate, SW7, at around 3.20pm. Shots were fired, and a man was pronounced dead at 4.08pm.

The Met Police say the man had earlier entered a bank and betting shop armed with a firearm around Marloes Road, where they had been called to just after 3pm.

Police have refused to say whether the shots were fired by officers or if anything was stolen from the bank or betting shop.

However, one eyewitness told The Sun that the man was shot by police while he was inside a car after appearing to refuse orders to show his hands.

Police say the incident has been referred to the IOPC and it is not being treated as terrorism.

For the full story as it happened, click here.

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