A one year old boy died and a girl, believed to be his twin sister, is in a critical condition after they were seriously injured in a hammer attack as police hunt for a suspect.
Officers were called to two babies injured in a flat after neighbours claim they heard the mother screaming for help late at night in Wilberforce Road near Finsbury Park.
After police arrived, another neighbour reported seeing two children being carried from the flat.
Mihai Menea, 29, who lives in the building described what another neighbour heard and saw last night.
He said: “A neighbour head the woman screaming in the street and went up to the room.
“I couldn’t imagine something like this happening in a million years.”
He believed the mother was Romanian and the father is Indian and worked as a night receptionist at The Pembury Hotel round the corner for seven years.
He confirmed he believed the children were twins, a boy and a girl.
Both toddlers had critical injuries and were taken to an east London hospital where the boy died in the early hours of Sunday morning.