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A mum has been charged with murdering her five-year-old daughter after she was found dead at home.

Police were called to the Ealing address in west London on Tuesday, September 14, following "concerns for her welfare."

Martina Madarova, 41, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday, September 16, after being charged with murdering little Aijah Thomas – who was pronounced dead at their home by emergency services.

In their welfare check on Tuesday afternoon, police discovered Aijah lifeless.

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 12.56pm 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."

A neighbour on the street has described Aijah as lovely and shy.

They told The Sun: "I'm so shocked because she was such a lovely little girl. She was shy and didn’t always answer me."

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