Crime & the Law

Woman arrested following discovery of dead man and child in Notting Hill


Police have arrested a woman in her 30s following the discovery of a dead man and child.

Police forced entry to an address in Colville Square Notting Hill on Friday evening following concern about the welfare of the occupants inside.

Although formal identification has not yet taken place, the dead child is believed to be a four-year-old girl.

A second child was found alive at the address and was taken to hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

Colville Square, Notting Hill W11. Image: Google Street View.

Colville Square, Notting Hill W11. Image: Google Street View.

The dead man is thought to be in his 40s.

They were confirmed as deceased at the scene.

A post-mortem examination to establish the cause of the child’s death has been scheduled for Wednesday March 4th, at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Although a post mortem examination was carried out on the man on Sunday March 1st, his cause of death is still under investigation. Further tests are being carried out.

Following the arrest of a women in connection with the deaths, the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are continuing to investigate.

However, police say they ‘are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.’

The arrested women is in custody at a central London police station.

Police have informed next of kin.

Anyone with any information can call police via 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or

Update 3/3/2015

Police investigating the murders of a man and a child in Notting Hill charged a 36-year-old woman on Monday, 2nd March with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

She appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 3 March, where she was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 5th March.

She cannot be named for legal reasons and this impacts on the media’s ability to identify the alleged victims of crime.

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