Man arrested in '˜neglect' probe after baby girl's death

A man has been arrested on suspicion of neglect over the death of a baby girl on New Year's Day.

Wednesday, 3rd January 2018, 10:39 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd January 2018, 10:50 am
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Police were called to an address in Pildacre Lane in Chickenley, near Dewsbury, just before 6am on Monday to a report of an unwell child.

The baby was rushed to hospital, but she was pronounced dead shortly after.

A 26-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of neglect over the child’s death.

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The man remains in police custody, while the woman has been released pending further investigation.

West Yorkshire Police said in a statement: “Emergency services attended the address and the child, a baby girl, was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced deceased a short time later.

“A 26-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of neglect in connection with the child’s death and inquiries are continuing.

“The 24-year-old woman has been released pending further investigation, the man remains in police custody.”