Two arrested after boys found dead in Dagenham home

Mick Ferris

An investigation has been launched into the deaths of two children in Dagenham.

Emergency services were called at around 2pm today to the bodies of two young children found at a residential address in Cornwallis Road.

Officers and London Ambulance Service parramedics found the bodies of a two-year-old boy and a five-year-old boy, who were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Post-mortem examinations and formal identifications will be arranged in due course.

A woman was arrested a short time later in connection with the incident after police were called to a disturbance at a residential address nearby. A man was also arrested near to the scene in connection with the incident.

An investigation has been launched by detectives from the Met’s East Area BCU working alongside colleagues from Specialist Crime. The arrested woman and man were known to both children.

Detective Inspector Sean Treweek of the Met’s East Area BCU said: “This is clearly an extremely distressing incident with many unanswered questions.”

Cordons remain in place at the location and enquiries continue.

Any witnesses or anyone with information that may assist the police investigation are asked to call 101, ref CAD 3408/16dec.

Mick Ferris

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