A mum and her five-year-old daughter have been found stabbed to death in their North London home. The shocking tragedy unfolded at an address in Barnet, North London at about 1.35pm on Tuesday (June 21).
Met Police officers were called to the home in Brookside South by London Ambulance Service paramedics after the pair were found with stab wounds. London’s Air Ambulance was called but neither of them could be saved and they were both pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation has been launched, led by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command and a 37-year-old man who was known to the victims, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Chief Superintendent Sara Leach, policing commander for the North West including Barnet, said: “The whole community will be shocked and saddened to hear of this terrible incident. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman and child who have died and also with the officers and paramedics who were first to arrive at what was an incredibly challenging scene.
“Specialist detectives are working to establish what took place and a man is in custody. While they are keeping an open mind as to what has taken place, I would like to reassure residents in the local area that there is nothing to indicate, at this stage, that anyone else was involved in this incident.
“I would urge anyone who saw or heard anything unusual earlier today, or in recent days, to come forward and speak to the police. Your information could be vital as the investigation moves forward.”
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