Woman charged with murder after boy, 4, found dead in London flat

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A woman has been charged with murder after a four-year-old boy was found dead at a flat in southeast London.

Metropolitan Police officers were called to a property in Invermore Place, Plumstead, shortly before 8am on Sunday.

The boy was found "lifeless" and was pronounced dead at the scene following attempts to resuscitate him by the emergency services.

The woman - who is aged in her 30s - and child are related and next of kin have been informed, but police are not naming them at the moment.

She was arrested at the scene and taken into custody before being charged later in the day.

The woman has since appeared at Bromley Magistrates' Court, where she was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

Inquiries continue and a post mortem will be carried out on Thursday.