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Couple arrested after two-month-old baby found dead at London home as cops probe ‘unexplained’ death


A COUPLE are under investigation after a two-month-old baby died in “unexplained circumstances”.

A man and woman were taken into custody after the tragic tot was pronounced dead at the scene in Enfield, North London on Tuesday.

The mother of the baby, thought to be 22, is believed to have two other children.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman told The Sun Online: “The death is not being treated as suspicious but as unexplained.”

The woman who was arrested is understood to have told cops she had rolled over onto her sleeping baby, although this has not been confirmed.

A post-mortem is being arranged for a later date. 


Officers were called to the scene by paramedics just before 9.30 am on Tuesday to a report of a child in cardiac arrest.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 9.24am 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."

A post-mortem will take place in due course with police enquiries continuing.


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