Woman and two young boys found dead in Brent

House in Woodgrange Close The children's deaths are being treated as murder, police said

Related Stories

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman and two young boys were found dead in a house in Brent, north-west London.

The bodies were found on Thursday after police were called to a property in Woodgrange Close at about 17:20 GMT.

Two boys, a five-year-old and a seven-month-old, and a woman, 33, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are treating the children's deaths as murder. The woman's death is not so far considered suspicious.

A post-mortem examination on the woman gave the cause of death as compression of the neck.

Tests to determine how the children died will take place on Monday.

The BBC's Chris Rogers spoke to neighbours about what happened

Scotland Yard said detectives were not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.

The next of kin have been informed.

Councillor Reg Colwill, who represents Kenton ward, said: "I think everybody is the same, they are shocked at what's happened."

Leslie Gotts, who has lived in Woodgrange Close for 18 years, said the family, who are believed to be from Sri Lanka, had lived in the first-floor flat for about a year.

Mr Gotts, 70, said: "I just couldn't believe what I was hearing. You freeze.

"It's a quiet road, a very mixed community. I think I only saw her once."

Brent, north-west London,

More on This Story

Related Stories

BBC London

Weather

London

6 °C -2 °C

Features

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.