Baby's death treated as murder

Police in Lincolnshire have confirmed they are treating the death of a newborn baby as murder. Officers were called to a property on Thursday. The boy died as a result of an obstructed airway. Officers are continuing to question a 16-year-old girl.

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Police confirm newborn baby death is murder

Police in Lincolnshire have confirmed they are treating the death of a newborn baby as murder. Officers were called to Hadrian Drive in Baston near Stamford in the early hours of Thursday morning where they discovered the body of a baby boy.

They later revealed that he died as a result of an obstructed airway. Police have arrested a 16-year-old local woman who they say is helping them with their enquiries. Officers say they are expected to provide an update on developments this afternoon.

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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."

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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

Teenager arrested in Lincolnshire baby death probe

Police have launched a murder inquiry and arrested a teenage girl after the death of a newborn baby boy.

Officers were called to an address in Baston, Lincolnshire, at 1.51am on Thursday after a report that a new-born baby had died.

Officers attended the scene and recovered the body of a new-born baby boy, a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said on Saturday."Extensive enquiries and a Home Office post-mortem were carried out yesterday," he said.