Burnley Baby Death: Two Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder

January 19, 2017 | by | 0 Comments
Wellington Court, in Burnley, Lancs., where a murder investigation is underway into the death of a newborn baby girl.

Wellington Court, in Burnley, Lancs., where a murder investigation is underway into the death of a newborn baby girl.

Police have launched a murder investigation after the death of a newborn baby girl.

Lancashire Police were called to an address in Burnley, Lancs., shortly before 3pm on Monday (Jan 16) after reports of a sudden death at the address.

When they arrived, cops tragically found the body of a newborn baby who had passed away.

A 30-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, both from Burnley, were later arrested on suspicion of the concealment of the birth of a child contrary to Section 60 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.

The pair were released with no charge yesterday ( Jan 17).

A police officer stands outside a property in Wellington Court, Burnley, Lancs., where a murder investigation is underway into the death of a newborn baby girl.

A police officer stands outside a property in Wellington Court, Burnley, Lancs., where a murder investigation is underway into the death of a newborn baby girl.

But following an initial post mortem, the baby, a girl, was found to have a number of injuries which require further examination.

The 30-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were both re-arrested today (Wed) on suspicion of murder.

They both remain in custody.

Det Chief Insp Jill Johnston, of Lancashire Police, said: “This is a tragic incident involving the death of a new born baby girl in Burnley.

“My thoughts are with the family and friends of those affected at this sad and distressing time.

“Following extensive enquiries we have re-arrested two people on suspicion of murder.

SWNS_BABY_DEATH_02 (2)“This remains a complex investigation and a team of specially trained officers are conducting a number of enquiries

“We are urging anyone who has any information which may assist with our investigation to contact police.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0703 of January 16.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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