Murder investigation launched after death of 5-year-old in Ealing

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A 31-year-old woman was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder

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A murder investigation has been launched in Ealing after police attended a residential property on Leyborne Avenue in Ealing following concerns for the occupants' welfare.

Police officers were called shortly before 1pm on Tuesday, an ambulance crew tried to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The child's next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination is expected to be held in due course.

A 31-year-old woman was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. She has been taken into custody.

The girl and woman were known to each other.

Homicide detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime Command are leading the investigation.