Couple arrested over baby death

A couple has been arrested after a two-month-old baby died in ‘unexplained circumstances’.

Paramedics rushed to a property in Edmonton, north London on Tuesday after reports of a child in cardiac arrest. The baby was pronounced dead at the scene at around 9.30 am.

A man and a woman were arrested in connection with the incident, which is being treated as ‘unexplained’ rather than ‘suspicious’.

The pair were released under investigation, with a post-mortem set to take place soon. The woman who was arrested allegedly told police she had rolled over onto the sleeping baby, although this has not been confirmed.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called at 9.24 am to reports of a person unwell.

We sent an ambulance crew, a medic in a car, an incident response officer, and an advanced paramedic. The first of our medics arrived at the scene in four minutes. ‘Sadly, despite the best efforts of medics, a person died at the scene.” A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called by London Ambulance Service [LAS] to a residential address in Edmonton, N9, at 09:29hrs on Tuesday, 19 January, to a report of a child in cardiac arrest. ‘Officers and paramedics attended and a two-month-old baby was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. ‘A male and female were arrested at the scene in connection with the incident. They were later released under investigation. ‘The death is not being treated as suspicious but as unexplained.’

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