DETECTIVES investigating the death of a five-year-old girl in Ealing have charged her mother with murder.

Martina Madarova, 41, of Leyborne Avenue, was due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court today (16).

Police were called just before midnight on Tuesday after concerns for the welfare people living in a house in Leyborne Avenue.

Despite the efforts of ambulance staff, a five-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. She has since been identified as Alijah Thomas.

A post-mortem examination has been scheduled for today.