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Bath death flat children protected

Four children found at an address where a 15-year-old boy was discovered dead in a bath are under police protection, officers said.

Two of the youths found at the flat went to hospital for treatment and were discharged, the Metropolitan Police said.

A man and a woman, both aged 27, remain in police custody following the death of the badly-injured teenager at a flat in Newham, east London, on Christmas Day.

Results of a post-mortem examination are expected soon.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Hathaway Crescent at 12.15pm on Christmas Day following reports of a drowning.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene and his death is being treated as suspicious.

Members of the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Serious Crime Command are investigating.

A Newham Council spokesman said the boy was not known to the authority.


From Belfast Telegraph