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Arrest after boy found in Birmingham caravan dies

By Jordan Reynolds | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after a 10-year-old boy died after being found in a caravan in Birmingham.

Police and ambulance were called to an address in Blossomville Way, Acocks Green, at 7.25am today following reports a child was unconscious at the address.

The boy was taken to hospital but there was nothing could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead at around 8.20am.

A 44-year-old woman from Acocks Green has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and remains in police custody.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem will take place in due course to understand the precise cause of death.

West Midlands Police Detective Inspector Joe Davenport, said: “This is a truly tragic incident in which a young boy has been found dead.

“We understand he had some underlying health issues and was admitted to hospital recently. We’ve launched an enquiry to understand what happened in the days leading up to his death and to determine if any factors have contributed to his death.”

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101 or Live Chat via WMP Online quoting log 412 from August 22.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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