A woman has been charged with murdering two young boys found dead at a property in Dagenham.

The bodies of the two boys, aged five and two, were discovered by emergency services at an address in Cornwallis Road on Friday (December 16).

Kara Alexander, 44, also of Cornwallis Road, is due to appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today (December 20).

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Post-mortem examinations into the boys' deaths and formal identifications will take place, according to the Met Police.

A man was also arrested but was released by officers "without further action", a spokesperson said.