Mitcham incident: Child, 5, dies and woman fights for life after being found injured in south London home

Sean Morrison
Nigel Howard

A child has died and a woman is fighting for her life after being found injured in a south London home.

Police and paramedics, including an air ambulance, were called to Monarch Parade in Mitcham at around 4pm on Tuesday.

The woman, aged 35, was taken to hospital, where she remains in life-threatening condition.

The child, a five-year-old girl, was also taken to hospital however was pronounced dead shortly after. Her next of kin have been informed.

Police and paramedics were called to Monarch Parade in Mitcham at around 4pm on Tuesday (Nigel Howard)

A murder investigation is underway following the incident.

No arrests have been made.

Officers remained in the area and a crime scene was in place on Tuesday night.

“A post-mortem examination will take place in due course,” police said in statement.

“At this early stage, police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident."

In its initial statement, police said the girl was four years old. This was later corrected.