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Two Arrested After Death Of Baby Boy In Blackpool

An investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances leading to the death of a baby boy in Blackpool.

Police were called to Blackpool Victoria Hospital at 7.15pm on Thursday 27th July, 2023, to a report that a baby boy had been brought into hospital unresponsive.

Very sadly, the baby boy was pronounced deceased a short time later.

A 34-year-old man from Blackpool was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 30-year-old man, also from Blackpool, was arrested on suspicion of causing and allowing the death of a child and child neglect.

They have both since been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

An investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances leading up to the baby boy’s death.

Det. Superintendent Rebecca Smith said: ‘First and foremost my thoughts remain with the baby’s loved ones at this extremely distressing time. We are continuing to work hard to establish exactly what led to his death. Although we have made arrests, our enquiries are very much ongoing. A Home Office post-mortem examination has taken place. The cause of the baby’s death is awaiting further investigation.

If you saw or heard anything which could help our investigation but have not come forward yet, I would urge you to do so as soon as possible. You can contact us on 101 quoting log 1268 of July 27.’

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