BREAKING: Horror as girl, 5, found dead at house

A five-year-old girl has been found dead at a home, with a woman arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police were called to concerns about the welfare of an individual at the property in Leyborne Avenue, Ealing, west London, at shortly before 1pm on Thursday.

Officers discovered the five-year-old child’s body inside the home, with paramedics pronouncing her dead at the scene.

A 31-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody.

The child and the suspect were known to each other, the Metropolitan Police confirmed.

The girl’s family have been informed of her death and a post-mortem examination is set to take place.

Murder detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.

A spokesman for the force said: “Police were called at 12:56hrs on Tuesday, 14 September following concerns for the welfare of the occupants of a residential address on Leyborne Avenue, W13.

“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. Despite their efforts, a five-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Her next of kin are have been informed. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

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