A man has been charged by officers investigating the deaths of two children in Ilford.
Nadarajah Nithiyakumar, 40, of Aldborough Parade, Ilford was charged on Friday, 8 May, with the murders of his two children.
He appeared in custody on Friday, 8 May at Thames Magistrates’ Court.
We await an update on his next court appearance.
Police were called to the address on Aldborough Parade at around 5.30pm on 26 April to reports of a man and two children having been injured.
The children were found suffering from knife wounds. 19-month-old Pavinya Nithiyakumar was pronounced dead at the scene and three-year-old Nigish Nithiyakumar was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) where he subsequently died.
Nadarajah Nithiyakumar was arrested on Wednesday, 29 April at a London hospital where he was receiving treatment. He was discharged from hospital late on Thursday, 7 May, and charged the following day.