This website uses cookies. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.

Post mortem carried out after death of baby in Dewsbury

Couple were arrested on suspicion of neglect

Police on Pildacre Lane, Earlsheaton, on New Year's Day

A couple arrested over the death of a baby have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

A man aged 26 and a 24-year-old woman were both detained on suspicion of neglect in connection with the girl’s death.

Police were called to a house in Pildacre Lane, Chickenley, Dewsbury , at just before 6am on New Year’s Day to reports a child was unwell.

Police at the scene on Pildacre Lane, Earlsheaton, on New Year's Day

Paramedics attended and a two-month-old girl was taken to hospital but pronounced dead a short time later.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said both people arrested had been released pending further inquiries.

A post mortem examination had been carried out on the baby but the cause of death remained “unascertained” at this time.

Police inquiries were continuing into the circumstances of what happened.

Show more
View full mobile page