A MAJOR police manhunt was underway this morning after a horrific and as yet unexplained incident left a one-year-old boy dead and another child critically injured at a flat in London.
Police hunt for man after twin toddler’s death in Finsbury Park
Officers rushed to a property in Finsbury Park, north London, just after 11pm on Saturday, where they found a boy and a girl with serious injuries.
The Metropolitan Police have said they are looking for Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, in connection with the death.
Neighbours said twins, aged one, lived at the property with their Romanian mother and Indian father.
The boy died shortly before 1am in an east London hospital.
A helicopter was scrambled to scour the streets for a suspect by the National Police Air Service (NPAS).
It is currently unclear if the suspect on the run and being hunted by police is a man or a woman.
A woman living opposite the building, who gave her name as Gui Gui, said she heard a woman shouting late last night and opened the window to offer help.
“I was watching TV,” she said. “I heard someone was shouting.
“She kept on shouting. I do not know what she was shouting.
“I opened the window and I asked her ‘Can I help you, can I call the police for you?’
“She said, ‘My kids’.”
The neighbour said she later saw two young children being carried out of the building, with one being held very close to a member of the emergency services.
Metropolitan Police: Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, is being hunted by police after a toddler died in London
The girl remains in hospital in a critical condition
A Met Police spokesperson said: “Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating an incident in which a boy died and a girl sustained critical injuries.
“Police were called at around 23.10 on Saturday, 18 March, to two children injured at a flat in Wilberforce Road, N4.
“Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and found a boy and girl – both aged one – with critical injuries.
“They were taken by the LAS to an east London hospital, but the boy was pronounced dead at 12.40am.
“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.
“Enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
“There has been no arrest at this stage.”
Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are now investigating.
Officers said at this stage they believe the incident to be ‘domestic’.