Man charged with mother and daughter Hackney murders

The scene in Hackney where the mother and daughter were found The mother and daughter were found dead in their home in Hackney

A man has been charged with the murders of a woman and her toddler daughter in east London.

The bodies of 23-month-old girl, Real-Jahzarah McKoy, and mother Valerie Forde, 45, were found in a property in Oswald Mead in Hackney, on 31 March.

The child had died from incised wounds to her neck while her mother suffered multiple injuries, tests found.

Roland McKoy, 53, of Oswald's Mead, will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Friday, police said.

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