Children who died in Ilford knife incident named

Mick Ferris

Homicide detectives have named the two children who died after an incident at a house in Ilford on Sunday April 26.

Baby girl, Pavinya Nithiyakumar, aged 19 months, and three-year-old Nigish Nithiyakumar, were both found suffering from stab wounds at their home address in Aldborough Road North, Ilford on Sunday, April 26.

Pavinya was pronounced dead at the scene and Nigish was taken to hospital where he subsequently died.

A 40-year-old man had also suffered a knife injury. He was taken to hospital by where he remains in a critical condition at this time. Officers remain in attendance at the hospital.

The children’s mother is being supported by specially trained officers.

All parties involved were known to each other.

Although no formal arrest has been made, at this early stage, police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Tunstall said: “The ending of these innocent young lives is extraordinarily tragic and we are working hard to fully understand what may have caused this to happen.

“I would like to hear from anyone who feels they may have information that could assist our investigation to understand this horrific tragedy.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 5669/26 APR.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at


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