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Murder enquiry launched after baby boy dies in Bradford

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Published at 9:16am 22nd October 2017. (Updated at 9:20am 22nd October 2017)

West Yorkshire police are investigating and appealing for information regarding the incident which took place on Saturday evening 

Officers were called to Newcastle House, Barkerend at about 5.10pm to a report an 18 month old baby boy had suffered life threatening injuries at an address there.

Emergency services attended and it quickly became apparent a child had died at the scene after falling from a window on the 6th floor.

A full crime scene was established and enquiries are continuing this morning.

Officers have arrested a 23-year-old woman on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident and she remains in police custody.

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is clearly an extremely traumatic incident and specially trained officers are working to support the child’s family members and those who witnessed what took place.

“ It is no exaggeration to say those who witnessed this incident will have been deeply traumatised by what they saw.

“A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the baby’s fall and she is currently receiving medical assessment in custody.

“Although we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident I would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed what took place or have information who has not yet come forwards.

“Information can be given to the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 referencing log 1506 of 21/10/17.”

 

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