Woman and five-year-old daughter stabbed to death in Barnet


A man has been arrested after a woman and her five-year-old daughter were found stabbed to death in a house in Barnet.

Police were called to a Brookside South property just after 1.30pm on Tuesday and attended by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service.

A London Air Ambulance was also rushed to the address, but the 37-year-old woman and baby girl were both pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police say the couple were stabbed and believed to be mother and daughter.

A 37-year-old man, known to the victims, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of having been murdered.

“The whole community will be shocked”

Chief Superintendent Sara Leach, Police Commander for the North West including Barnet, said: “The entire community will be shocked and saddened to learn of this terrible incident.

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“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the woman and child who died, and to the officers and paramedics who were the first to arrive at an incredibly difficult scene.

“Specialized detectives are working to establish what happened and a man is in custody. As they keep an open mind as to what happened, I would like to reassure residents of the area that there is nothing to indicate at this stage that anyone else was involved in this incident.

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“I urge anyone who saw or heard anything unusual earlier today, or in the past few days, to come forward and speak to the police. Your information could be vital as the investigation progresses. “



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