Investigation launched following Birmingham toddler’s death
West Midlands Police has launched an investigation after a toddler found seriously hurt at a home in Birmingham died in hospital yesterday (22 Nov).
Emergency services were called to an address in The Green, Northfield, at around 3pm on Sunday (19 Nov) following reports that a 21-month-old child was unconscious.
The girl was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital in a critical condition but sadly was pronounced dead at 8.30pm last night.
Enquiries are on-going and the address has been secured by police for continued forensic examination.
A 28-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of causing or allowing serious injury to a child.
Both have been granted conditional police bail – to addresses away from the location where the child was reported injured – while investigators conduct further enquiries and to allow time for medical tests to be completed.
Inspector Ian Wilkins from West Midlands Police Force CID, said: “This is a terribly sad case which has resulted in the death of a little girl.
“At present her death remains unexplained; our enquiries will focus on determining whether any of the injuries she sustained were deliberately inflicted or whether this was a tragic accident.
“A post mortem will be carried out in due course which will hopefully confirm the precise cause of death.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 giving reference 20BW/250153C/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.