Notting Hill Deaths
3 March 2015, 18:39
A woman has appeared in court charged with murdering a man and a four year old girl found dead at a flat in Notting Hill.
The 36-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is also accused of one count of attempted murder.
She was arrested at a central London hospital where she had taken a one-year-old baby girl for treatment on Thursday 26 February 2015.
The following day police forced their way into a property in Colville Square, Notting Hill, west London, where they found the bodies of a man believed to be in his 40s and a four-year-old girl. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
The defendant made a first appearance on Tuesday 3 March 2015 at Westminster Magistrates' Court, central London, where her case was sent to the Old Bailey.
Court officials said she was expected to appear there in custody on Thursday 5 March.
A post-mortem examination was due to be carried out on the girl at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The body of the man was examined but the cause of death was still under investigation, Scotland Yard said.
The baby girl remained in hospital and was said to be in a stable condition. Police declined to say why she required treatment.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "On Thursday February, 26 a one-year-old child was taken by a woman to a central London hospital. This then led to officers attending the address at Colville Square on Friday February 27.
"Shortly before 2000 on Friday February 27, officers from Kensington and Chelsea Borough attended an address in Colville Square, W11, following concerns for the welfare of occupants there.
"After forcing entry to the address, officers found the bodies of a man, believed to be in his 40s, and a girl, believed to be aged four. Both were pronounced dead at the scene."
A police spokesman said detectives believe they know the identities of the dead man and child and next of kin had been informed.
Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Anyone with any information can call police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.