POLICE have released a man arrested in connection with the deaths of two boys but are continuing to question a woman they know.
The bodies of the children, aged two and five, were discovered at a house in Dagenham, east London, on Friday afternoon.
A woman was arrested shortly afterwards after police were called to a disturbance at a nearby home.
The Met confirmed she remains in custody, where she continues to be questioned by officers.
But a man who was also arrested in connection with the horror was released without further action.
Both suspects are known to the children and the police are not looking for anyone else.
The development comes after neighbors revealed they heard screams and screams coming from the house before police arrived.
IT worker Sultan Wadad, 40, said: “I heard this really loud scream just after 1.30pm.
“It seemed reactionary, like someone had seen or heard something really terrible.
“The fact that I have two children of my own makes it all the more upsetting.”
While father-of-six Jason Croney, 37, added: “Calling could be heard from the house beforehand. Nobody thought much about it.
“But I realized it could have been something more serious when I saw a police helicopter circling overhead.
“It’s a nice, quiet street, so everyone’s shocked.”
The female suspect’s age and the crime for which she was arrested have not been released.
Scotland Yard said post-mortems will be carried out when the time comes, with the children’s family being assisted by specialist officers.
Detective Inspector Sean Treweek, from the local East London Police team, said: “This is clearly an extremely distressing incident with many unanswered questions, but at this very early stage no one else is wanted in connection with the deaths.
“I would like to thank the local people for the support they have given to officers as they began work alongside partner agencies to determine the full circumstances of these two tragic deaths.
“You will see additional officers in the area and anyone with information or concerns should speak to those officers.”
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