Ayesha Ali death: Polly Chowdhury in court over daughter's death

Police cordon in Broomfield Road Ambulance crews pronounced the girl dead at the scene in east London

A mother charged with murdering her eight-year-old daughter at a block of flats in east London has appeared in court.

Paramedics were called to a property in Broomfield Road in Chadwell Heath on Thursday morning after reports the girl, Ayesha Ali, had been injured. She was later pronounced dead.

Polly Chowdhury, 34, appeared at Barkingside Magistrates' Court.

She was remanded in custody and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

The results of the post mortem examination are yet to be revealed.

Ms Chowdhury, who was treated at Queen's Hospital in Romford for minor injuries, was arrested on suspicion of murder after being discharged.

Scotland Yard said the death was being investigated by the Met's homicide and major crime command.

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