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Double child murder inquiry

POLICE last night launched a murder investigation after two children were found dead in their beds. Scotland Yard said a six- year-old boy and a five-year-old girl were found in a flat in Tottenham, north London, after a 23- year-old woman went to Stoke Newington police station to say she had killed them.

When police went to the flat they found a gas pipe had been damaged and the area was evacuated while it was repaired, a spokesman said. 'The woman is in custody and a post-mortem examination is being carried out on the two children,' he added. 'We are treating the deaths as murder.'