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Mother charged with sons' murders

Delayno (left) and Romario Mullings-Sewell
The bodies of the two boys were found on 12 November

The 21-year-old mother of two young boys found stabbed to death at their home in north Manchester has been charged with their murders.

Romario Mullings-Sewell, aged two, and his three-month-old brother, Delayno, were found at the house on Kilmington Drive in Cheetham Hill on 12 November.

Jael Mullings will appear before Manchester City Magistrates' Court later accused of two counts of murder.

A post-mortem examination revealed both boys died from a single stab wound.

The youngsters had both suffered knife wounds to the chest.

Official inquiries

Their funeral service will take place at St John's Church in Cheetham Hill at 1100 GMT on Thursday.

Police found the bodies after being called to the house at about 1745 GMT following reports of concern for the children's welfare.

After the deaths, it emerged officers had visited the house hours before discovering the boys' bodies.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating Greater Manchester Police's response.

Manchester City Council also announced an investigation into the contact between its children's services department and the family.

The boys were described as "gorgeous" and "beautiful", in a statement from their family.

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