Girl, seven, is found dead at house in north east London as man, 49, and woman, 50, are arrested
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A man and a woman have been arrested after a seven-year-old girl died at a property in Hackney.
The Metropolitan Police has confirmed it took two people into custody after being called to an address in the N16 postcode on Friday, January 27.
The force said the pair were detained on suspicion of neglect and have since been bailed while further investigation takes place.
Since the incident the Met has issued a notice to the members of the community reassuring them the arrests, which took place on the Sabbath, ‘were necessary’.
Police say they were called to an address in the N16 post code, which covers Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington (pictured)
The Metropolitan Police says two people were arrested yesterday on suspicion of child neglect and then bailed pending further enquiries
According to the memo which is being circulated in the community, the Met was called by London Ambulance Service and Hatzola, a Jewish volunteer emergency medical service that operates in North London.
Police have said a 49-year-old man and 50-year-old woman have been arrested as a result of the incident on Friday, which saw the young girl pass away.
In the notice the force said: ‘There has been some concern amongst the orthodox Jewish community as the arrests were made during Sabbath.
‘The arrests were necessary due to the seriousness of this tragic incident and needs of the investigation.’
Police has circulated a memo to members of the community in a bid to calm the situation
They did not confirm the street where the incident happened, but did say it took place in the N16 postcode. This covers the areas of Stamford Hill, Clissold, Stoke Newington and Shacklewell.
In a statement the Met said it is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the girl’s death.
On Friday, 27 January police were called by the London Ambulance Service following the death of a seven-year-old girl at an address in the N16 area of London,’ it said.
‘A 49-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman were subsequently arrested on suspicion of neglect.
‘They were taken into custody and have since been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late April.Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.’