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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after toddlers stabbed

Nineteen-month-old Pavinya Nithiyakumar and three-year-old Nigish Nithiyakumar died after suffering knife wounds at their home in Ilford, east London.

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Pavinya Nithiyakumar, aged 19 months, Nigish Nithiyakumar, aged three (Metropolitan Police)

Pavinya Nithiyakumar, aged 19 months, Nigish Nithiyakumar, aged three (Metropolitan Police)

Pavinya Nithiyakumar, aged 19 months, Nigish Nithiyakumar, aged three (Metropolitan Police)

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two toddlers were stabbed to death.

Nineteen-month-old Pavinya Nithiyakumar and three-year-old Nigish Nithiyakumar died after suffering knife wounds at their home in Ilford, east London.

A 40-year-old man currently receiving treatment in hospital was arrested on Wednesday and remains under police guard.

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The scene in Aldborough Road North, Ilford, east London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The scene in Aldborough Road North, Ilford, east London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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The scene in Aldborough Road North, Ilford, east London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Metropolitan Police officers were called to the scene at an address on Aldborough Road North at around 5.30pm on Sunday to reports of a man and two children having been injured.

Pavinya was pronounced dead at the scene and Nigish was taken to hospital where he later died.

Detective Chief Inspector Vicky Tunstall called their deaths “extraordinarily tragic” and has called for anyone with any information to come forward.

Scotland Yard are not looking for anybody else in connection with the incident.

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