Man charged with children's murders

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The father of two young siblings found stabbed to death at a flat was charged with their murders today.

The victims, a 10-year-old girl and a boy of eight, were discovered by police at a property in Empire Square, Southwark, south east London, yesterday.



Their father, Jean Francis Say, 61, will appear before Camberwell Magistrates' Court today charged with double murder.







A Metropolitan Police spokesman said officers were called to a modern block of flats in Empire Square at about 8.15am.



He added: "Inside the premises officers discovered the bodies of two children - a girl aged 10 and a boy aged eight. They were pronounced dead at the scene.



"Next of kin have been informed. Post-mortem examinations will be conducted in due course.



Say is expected to appear at the court by video link.





The suspect is divorced from the mother of the two children and was looking after them over the weekend.



It is understood he is accused of killing the youngsters before calling his ex-partner and telling her what he had done.



She dialled 999 and police raced to the flat where they were met by the horrific scene. Say was arrested in the flat.