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Police investigating after boy (1) dies and girl (1) critically injured in London

The incident is being investigated by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command division.

Wilberforce Road where the children were discovered.
Wilberforce Road where the children were discovered.
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POLICE IN LONDON are investigating after a young boy died and a young girl was critically injured in an incident at a flat last night.

Police were called to a flat on the Wilberforce Road in London at about 11.10pm last night.

There they found a young boy and girl – both aged one – with critical injuries.

They were taken by ambulance to an east London hospital, but the boy was pronounced dead at 12.48am.

The girl remains in hospital where her condition is described as critical.

Police said that the boy’s next of kin had been notified. He is yet to be formally identified and a post-mortem is due to be carried out.

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The incident is being investigated by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command division.

Enquiries are underway in order to establish the full circumstances and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact the London Metropolitan Police at the incident room on the UK number 020 8345 3775.

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