A MUM has been charged with murdering her daughter after the little girl was found dead at home following “concerns for her welfare.”
Martina Madarova, 41, has been charged with murdering her five-year-old daughter Aijah Thomas – who was pronounced dead at their home in Ealing on Tuesday.
Cops were called to the home to conduct a welfare check when they found the “lovely” little girl – and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Madarova will appear at at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today after being charged with murdering the tot.
The Met Police confirmed this morning: “Detectives investigating the death of a five-year-old girl in Ealing have charged her mother with murder.
“Martina Madarova, 41 (19.04.80), of Leyborne Avenue, W13, was charged on Wednesday, 15 September. She is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 16 September.
“Police were called at 12:56hrs on Tuesday, 14 September after concerns were raised for the welfare of the occupants of a residential address on Leyborne Avenue, W13.
“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. Despite their efforts, a five-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. She has since been identified as Aijah Thomas.
“Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. A post-mortem examination has been scheduled for Thursday, 16 September.”
Speaking earlier this week, a neighbour of the family said: “I’m so shocked because she was such a lovely little girl. She was shy and didn’t always answer me.
“Her mother never had a cross word with her daughter and always spoke to her in a friendly way,” the woman continued.
“She was always well dressed and looked after from what I could see.”
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