Woman held on suspicion of murder over child deaths

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three children were found dead at a house in New Malden, south London.

Officers were called to the property at around 9.30pm yesterday where they discovered the bodies.

The house in New Malden, south London.
Officers were called to the property at around 9.30pm yesterday where they discovered the bodies of three children. Credit: ITV News

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said the 42-year-old woman "has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident."

The unnamed woman was being held for questioning in a south London police station.

Update: Police previously stated the woman was 43 years old.

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Woman arrested after children found dead at London home

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested after the bodies of three children were discovered in a house in New Malden, south London. The children's parents have been named locally as Tania and Gary Clarence.