Finsbury park 'hammer attack' suspect hunted by police as photo is published

Oli Gamp
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Police have revealed the name and image of a suspect they are hunting following an incident that left a one-year-old boy dead and left a girl of the same age in a critical condition after an unconfirmed hammer attack at a Finsbury Park flat.

The suspect has been revealed as 33-year-old Bidhya Sagar Das, who lives at the address where the disturbance was reported.

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An emergency call was made from Wilberforce Road in the late hours of Saturday (18 March) and both children were rushed to a hospital in east London when officers and the London Ambulance Service (LAS) arrived at 11.10pm.

A Met Police statement said: "Next of kin are aware. Formal identification awaits and a post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course. The girl remains in hospital in a critical condition."

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Suspect

The boy was pronounced dead at 12.48am on Sunday (19 March). Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams from the Metropolitan Police Homicide and Major Crime Command is now investigating the incident and has opened enquiries "to establish the full circumstances of the incident".

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Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams from the Metropolitan Police Homicide and Major Crime Command is now investigating the incident and has opened enquiries "to establish the full circumstances of the incident".

A statement from Met Police said it was "rgently trying to trace a man who was at the flat shortly before the injured children were found, but left before emergency services were called".

Anyone who sees the suspect is being urged to dial 999 immediately.

No arrests have been made and police have not released the cause of death of the boy. A neighbour calling herself 'Gui Gui' said that a woman came downstairs from the flat screaming, prompting another neighbour to dial 999.

"I was watching TV. I heard someone was shouting. She kept on shouting. I do not know what she was shouting," she said.

"I opened the window and I asked her 'Can I help you, can I call the police for you?'

"She said, 'My kids.'"

Met Police declined to comment on reports the children were attacked with a hammer, when approached by IBTimes UK.

The National Police Air Service dispatched a helicopter to search the surrounding area and find any potential suspects involved, with the service sending out a tweet confirming they were assisting Hackney Police.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3775.

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