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Mother faces triple murder charge after her three disabled children were found dead in south London

Published 24/04/2014

Police forensic officers leave a house in New Malden where the bodies of three children were found on April 23, 2014 in south London, England. Police say that a 43 year old woman has been arrested after the bodies of three children were found at a property last night. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Police forensic officers leave a house in New Malden where the bodies of three children were found on April 23, 2014 in south London, England. Police say that a 43 year old woman has been arrested after the bodies of three children were found at a property last night. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Police at a house in New Malden, south London, after a woman was arrested following the discovery of three dead children at the address.
Police and floral tributes at a house in New Malden, south London, after a woman was arrested following the discovery of three dead children at the address.
Members of the public look at all the floral tributes after laying flowers at a house in New Malden, south London, after a woman was arrested following the discovery of three dead children at the address.
Members of the public lay flowers at a house in New Malden, south London, after a woman was arrested following the discovery of three dead children at the address.
A card printed with the 23 Psalm, The Lord's Prayer, is stuck to a fence outside the house in New Malden where the bodies of three children were found on April 23, 2014 in south London, England. Police say that a 43 year old woman has been arrested after the bodies of three children were found at a property last night. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A mother been charged with murdering three of her children.

Tania Clarence, 42, is to appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court in south west London tomorrow, Scotland Yard said.

Post-mortem examinations are being carried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital on the children who have been named as three-year-old twins Ben and Max, and four-year-old Olivia.

They were found dead at their home in New Malden, south west London, on Tuesday night.

It is reported that the children were suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) - a life-limiting genetic illness.

Their father, Gary, who works as a director at City bank Investec, was said to be away in the family's native South Africa with the couple's eight-year-old daughter when the deaths occurred.

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