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Newborn baby murder investigation latest - full report

by Kate Hemingway

Police have revealed a sixteen-year-old-girl arrested in connection with the murder of a new born baby, is receiving medical treatment.

Officers were called to a house on the outskirts of Stamford in Lincolnshire last week where they found the little boy's body.

This afternoon detectives revealed their investigation is progressing slower than they would have hoped Kate Hemingway reports.

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Police: Newborn baby died due to airway obstruction

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."

Aerial view of street where baby boy was found dead

This is the Lincolnshire street where the body of a newborn baby boy was found by police.

Hadrian Drive, Baston, Lincolnshire, where the body of a newborn baby boy was found on Thursday
Hadrian Drive, Baston, Lincolnshire, where the body of a newborn baby boy was found on Thursday Credit: ITV Central

A 16-year-old woman was arrested by officers early this morning in connection with the child's death, and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

Police were called to Hadrian Drive in Baston at 1.51am on Thursday to reports a baby had died.

A Home Office port mortem was carried out yesterday and murder investigation was launched shortly afterwards.

Baston, Lincolnshire
Baston, Lincolnshire Credit: ITV Central

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Baby murder investigation: woman arrested

A woman has been arrested after the death of a baby in Baston in Lincolnshire.

Police were called out to Hadrian Drive in Baston at 1:51am on Thursday 5 September.

Officers recovered the body of a new-born baby boy.

Earlier this morning a 16-year-old local woman was arrested in connection with the incident and is helping police with their enquiries.

Lincolnshire Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

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