Clapton mother suspected of stabbing four-year old daughter

A woman has been detained under the Mental Health Act, after a four-year-old girl was found stabbed to death in Clapton.

Metropolitan Police officers found her body at an address in Clapton on Thursday, after reports of a knife incident shortly after 3pm.

A woman, believed to be the girl’s mother, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police said next of kin have been informed, but officers were waiting for formal identification.

A post-mortem examination took place on Saturday at Poplar mortuary in east London.

The Met’s child abuse investigation command is leading the inquiry.