Boy, 7, found drowned at home alongside hanged mother

A seven-year-old boy was found drowned and his mum hanged at home a day after they were reported missing.

Yulia Gokcedag, 35, and her son Timur were found at their flat in the Isle of Dogs, east London, in the early hours of Thursday, August 13.

Police went to the home at around 3.20am due to ‘concerns for the welfare’ of the occupants, and had to force their way into the property after no one answered.

The pair were found unresponsive and were declared dead at the scene.

Yulia, originally from Russia, worked as a banking analyst in London’s financial sector and had won awards while working at Barclays, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Her social media profile suggests she was married, although it is not known if she was still with her husband at the time of her death.

A post mortem report says the boy drowned while his mum had died by hanging and a full inquest is due to take place later this year.

Detectives say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths, but an internal police investigation is now underway.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘As is routine, the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards was informed.

‘A referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) who referred it back to the local professional standards unit who are currently investigating.

‘Inquests into the deaths of Yulia and Timur will be held at Poplar Coroners’ Court.’

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