A woman has been remanded in custody charged with murder after an eight-year-old girl was found dead in a block of flats.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was held after paramedics discovered an injured child at a property on Thursday.
Police were called to the scene in Chadwell Heath, east London, shortly after 11.30am. The girl was later pronounced dead.
The woman was taken to hospital in Romford for treatment for minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of murder after being discharged.
She was remanded in custody during a short hearing at Barkingside Magistrates' Court and will appear before a judge at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, court officials said.
The results of a post-mortem examination on the child have yet to be announced.
The death is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police's homicide and major crime command (HMCC), Scotland Yard said.