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sábado, 31 de mayo de 2008

Two children die of stab wounds in Surrey

The two children were found seriously injured at a house on Park Lane last night and died within minutes of each other just before midnight.

A six-month-old girl was initially fighting for her life but has improved after receiving treatment.

Staff at a hospital in London described her condition as serious.

Police have arrested a 39-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, who are believed to be the children's parents.

Doctor Indira Naganathar, 65, lives nearby and said: "I saw the children being carried out, one was soaked in blood and one was being resuscitated."

The £300,000 two bedroom property was taped off as officers examined the scene.

Neighbour Pam Thomas, 68, said she saw police bring out the baby first, followed by another bundle which looked "lifeless and limp".

"Then they brought out a bigger one in a white blanket and they had oxygen and they were pumping its chest," she said.

She said a man came out and was seen "talking and shouting on the phone" followed by a woman who was "very quiet".

She said the couple had moved into the house just before Christmas and that the woman was pregnant when they moved in.

Jim Duffy, who also lives nearby, said that a woman seen coming out of the house had blood on her back but did not appear to be injured.

He said that Carshalton village was a pleasant "oasis" between the more built up areas of Croydon and Sutton.

"It's a popular area and house prices are reasonable. You don't get fights or brawls and even the kids are well behaved so this is very unusual."

It is thought that the family are from the Tamil area of Sri Lanka.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said officers were called at 10.30pm last night and found three seriously injured children.

"Police and London Ambulance attended, and found three children suffering serious injuries, believed to be stab wounds," he said.

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