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Toddler found hurt in Birmingham has died

Investigations continue at the property in Northfield. Photo: ITV News Central/Craig Cotterill

Police have launched an investigation after a toddler found seriously hurt at a home in Birmingham died in hospital yesterday.

The incident happened in The Green in Northfield. Credit: ITV News Central

Emergency services were called to an address in The Green, Northfield, at around 3pm on Sunday following reports that a 21-month-old child was unconscious.

The girl was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital in a critical condition but was pronounced dead at 8.30pm last night.

Enquiries are on-going and the address has been secured by police for continued forensic examination.

The girl was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital in a critical condition but was pronounced dead at 8.30pm last night. Credit: ITV News.

A 28-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of causing or allowing serious injury to a child.

Both have been granted conditional police bail – to addresses away from the location where the child was reported injured – while investigators conduct further enquiries and to allow time for medical tests to be completed.

Inspector Ian Wilkins from West Midlands Police Force CID, said:

“This is a terribly sad case which has resulted in the death of a little girl. At present her death remains unexplained; our enquiries will focus on determining whether any of the injuries she sustained were deliberately inflicted or whether this was a tragic accident.

A post mortem will be carried out in due course which will hopefully confirm the precise cause of death.”

– Ian Wilkins from West Midlands Police Force.

Anyone with information can call police on 101.