A woman has been charged with murder following the death of a four-year-old boy in Hackney.

Keziah Macharia – 41 (06.02.82) of Montague Road, E8 will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 22 December charged with the murder of her son, four-year-old Kobi Macharia Dooly.

A special post mortem is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 28 December.

An investigation was launched after police were called to an address in Montague Road, E8 at approximately 22:50hrs on Wednesday, 20 December following concerns for the welfare of a child. Kobi was found suffering knife injuries; he was taken to hospital for treatment but subsequently died from his injuries.

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