29/07/2021

29-Year-Old Woman Held In Connection With Baby's Death In North Belfast

A 29-year-old woman is being held by police on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in connection with an "incident' in north Belfast on Tuesday 27 July.

Responding to a house on Brompton Park shortly after 8pm police discovered two injured children. Both were urgently treated by emergency service, but one child, now described as a baby, was was pronounced dead at the scene. The second child was taken to hospital for further treatment and is said to be in a critical condition.
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In a statement released by police, Detective Chief Inspector Millar from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Major Investigation Team said: "Police were called to the house shortly after 8pm last night and discovered the injured baby and another injured child in the house. Despite the efforts of the emergency services the baby was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The other young child was taken to hospital and remains in intensive care.

"A 29 year woman who was also in the house has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and remains in custody at this time. Our thoughts are with the baby's family, who are being supported by Family Liaison Officers.

"While our investigation is at any early stage I can confirm that at this stage, we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this tragic death. I would like to thank the local community for the support that they have provided and would appeal to anyone with any information that can assist our investigation to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1787 27/07/21."

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