Aug 31 2013
A 34-year-old woman is due to appear in court charged with murder after an eight-year-old girl was found dead in a block of flats.
Police arrested the woman at an address in Chadwell Heath, east London, on Thursday after reports that a child was injured. The girl was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman will appear at Barking Magistrates Court, the Metropolitan Police said.
Officers were called to the property at Bedwell Court, in Broomfield Road, at 11.38am after paramedics reported there was an injured child at the scene.
The results of a post-mortem examination have yet to be announced.
The woman was taken to hospital in Romford for treatment for minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of murder after being discharged.
The death is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police's homicide and major crime command (HMCC), Scotland Yard said.