Post-mortem examinations due for three children found dead

Post-mortem examinations will take place today for the three children who were found dead at a property in New Malden. A 42-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

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Four-year-old girl and three-year-old boys found dead

Three children found dead at an address in New Malden have been confirmed as a four-year-old girl and two three-year-old boys.

All three were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A woman was arrested following the discovery of three dead children at the address. Credit: PA Wire

Neighbours have suggested that the three children had been suffering from terminal genetic disorders.

The family, who are originally from South Africa, reportedly moved into the property a year ago.

A 42-year-old woman, who was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries, has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the discoveries.

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