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Post mortem on tragic toddler 'inconclusive'

A forensic post mortem on a toddler who died after suffering head injuries in Coventry was "inconclusive", police have said.

The examination took place yesterday afternoon, but was unable to provide an exact cause of death.

Further tests have now been ordered.

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of the two-year-old boy, who died at Birmingham Children's Hospital on Tuesday.

Murder investigation launched after toddler dies

A murder investigation has been launched after a toddler suffered serious head injuries and died.

The two-year-old boy was taken in to the University Hospital Coventry on Monday and then transferred to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

He died at around noon on Tuesday.

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a toddler
A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a toddler Credit: ITV News Central

A house in Richmond Street, Coventry, has been cordoned off by police while investigations continue.

Two people have now been arrested on suspicion of murder, including a 21-year-old man who was originally arrested for assault, and a 25-year-old woman.

They both remain in custody today where they are being questioned by police.

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Child in hospital after being hit by car during school run

A child was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car during the school rush hour.

The youngster suffered head and chest injuries in the accident, which happened in Perseverance Road, Hereford, shortly before 3.30pm yesterday.

The boy was airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital
The boy was airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The boy was treated at the scene by paramedics before being flown to Birmingham Children's Hospital for further treatment.

Evander Holyfield to visit Children's Hospital

Former World Heavyweight boxing champion, Evander Holyfield, is going to visit Birmingham Children's Hospital later today to give out presents to patients.

Holyfield will visit Birmingham Children's Hospital later Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The 50-year-old, who famously had part of his ear bitten off in a bout with Mike Tyson, asked the hospital if he could stop off there as part of his UK tour.

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Extension of intensive care unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital opens

Birmingham Children's Hospital is located north of the city centre. Credit: PA

An extension on the intensive care unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital officially opens today after a £3.6million development.

The new intensive care unit is now the biggest in the UK.

With an extra 11 beds, the hospital says it will be able to treat more babies than ever before. Currently, with 20 beds, more than 1,000 critically ill babies are seen every year, providing over 190,000 hours of care.

Two children airlifted to hospital following crash in Wednesbury

Two children have been airlifted to hospital, one in a critical condition, after they were in collision with a van in the Black Country.

The crash happened on High Bullen, Wednesbury, at around 5:15pm.

Three ambulances, a paramedic officer and two air ambulances were sent to the scene.

When crews arrived they found two boys approximately 10 years old who had been in collision with a van.

One had suffered a severe head injury. He was anaesthetised at the scene by the trauma doctor from the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.

The second child had suffered multiple abrasions and the driver of the van was uninjured.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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