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Serious case into death of baby who died from heroin overdose

A serious case review is being launched following the death of a one-year-old boy.

The toddler from Wolverhampton died from a heroin overdose.

Daniel Jones, aged 23 months, was pronounced dead at a house in the Penn area of the city after paramedics were called there on Tuesday 29th May.

A 33-year-old woman and 29-year-old man were remanded in custody at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court charged with the manslaughter and of causing or allowing the death of the child.


Two charged after toddler heroin death

Detectives investigating the death of a toddler in Wolverhampton have charged two people with manslaughter and causing or allowing the death of a child.

A 29-year-old man and 33-year-old woman are due to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court this morning.

Police arrested the pair yesterday following an investigation into the death of the 23-month-old baby.

He was pronounced dead when paramedics were called to a house in the Penn area of Wolverhampton on 29th May.

His death was initially treated as unexplained however the results of extensive forensic tests showed he died as a result of a heroin overdose.