Murder charge over boy death

A woman has been charged with the murder of a two-year-old boy. Officers were called to a home in Modbury, Devon, on Saturday morning after the little boy's body was discovered by a member of the public.

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Woman charged with murder of two-year-old boy

A woman has been charged with the murder of a two-year-old boy.

Angela Vane, 40, from Champernowne, Modbury, Devon, will appear before Torquay Magistrates' Court tomorrow charged over the toddler's death, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

Officers were called to a home in Modbury yesterday morning after the boy's body was discovered by a member of the public.

His identity has not been released.

Police have carried out door-to-door inquiries and initial forensic work, although it is believed a post-mortem examination has yet to be carried out.

Woman, 40, arrested in murder inquiry

The post-mortem examination of a two-year-old boy is expected to be carried out in the coming days by a Home Office pathologist or specialist paediatric pathologist. Detectives are continuing to piece together information and urged members of the public with any information to get in touch.

At around 8.20am [on Saturday], following a report to police, officers attended an address in Champernowne, Modbury, where they found the body of a two-year-old boy.A 40-year-old local woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at Charles Cross police station, Plymouth.

– Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman

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Police launch murder investigation after death of two-year-old boy

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a two-year-old boy. Officers were called to a home in Modbury, Devon, yesterday morning after the little boy's body was discovered by a member of the public.

Police confirmed they have arrested a woman and she is being questioned by officers on suspicion of murder. As well as carrying out door-to-door enquiries, police have also begun initial forensic work - although it is believed a post-mortem examination has yet to be carried out.

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