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Girl, 5, found dead at house as woman, 31, arrested on suspicion of murder

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A five-year-old girl has been found dead in a home in Leyborne Avenue, Ealing, west London, with police arresting a 31-year-old woman, who was known to the child, on suspicion of murder

The girl was found dead in Leyborne Avenue in Ealing, west London (

Image: Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/eyevine)

A five-year-old girl has been found dead at a home, with a woman arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police were called to concerns about the welfare of an individual at the property in Leyborne Avenue, Ealing, west London, at shortly before 1pm on Thursday.

Officers discovered the five-year-old child's body inside the home, with paramedics pronouncing her dead at the scene.

A 31-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody.

The child and the suspect were known to each other, the Metropolitan Police confirmed.

The girl's family have been informed of her death and a post-mortem examination is set to take place.

A 31-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder (

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Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/eyevine)

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Murder detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.

A spokesman for the force said: "Police were called at 12:56hrs on Tuesday, 14 September following concerns for the welfare of the occupants of a residential address on Leyborne Avenue, W13.

"Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. Despite their efforts, a five-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Her next of kin are have been informed. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

"A 31-year-old woman was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. She has been taken into custody.

"The girl and woman were known to each other. Homicide detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation. .

"Enquiries continue."

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