Police in Lincolnshire are continuing to question a teenage girl over the murder of a newborn baby. This afternoon detectives revealed their investigation is progressing slower than they would have hoped, as the 16-year-old girl they arrested is receiving medical treatment.
Officers were called to a house on the outskirts of Stamford last week where they found the body of a baby boy. Kate Hemingway reports.
Police in Lincolnshire have confirmed they are treating the death of a newborn baby as murder. Officers were called to Hadrian Drive in Baston near Stamford in the early hours of Thursday morning where they discovered the body of a baby boy.
They later revealed that he died as a result of an obstructed airway. Police have arrested a 16-year-old local woman who they say is helping them with their enquiries. Officers say they are expected to provide an update on developments this afternoon.
The death of a newborn baby boy was caused by an obstruction of the airway, Lincolnshire police have said.
Officers released the detail after a 16-year-old girl was arrested in connection with the incident which happened in the early hours of September 5. She is currently helping officers with their enquiries.
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Heydon said: "Although we are unable to release any more detail at this stage we can reassure the public that we are not looking for outstanding suspects, we are simply gathering evidence and piecing together the sequence of events over the last couple of days."
Police have launched a murder inquiry and arrested a teenage girl after the death of a newborn baby boy.
Officers were called to an address in Baston, Lincolnshire, at 1.51am on Thursday after a report that a new-born baby had died.
Officers attended the scene and recovered the body of a new-born baby boy, a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said on Saturday."Extensive enquiries and a Home Office post-mortem were carried out yesterday," he said.
Lincolnshire police are investigating the death of new born baby. Officers were called to an address in Hadrian Drive at Baston on Thursday where they recovered the body of a new born baby boy. Tests were carried out yesterday to find out how the baby died.
A 16-year-old teenager girl was arrested in connection with the incident.