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Death of 8-month-old baby still unexplained

Forensic teams at the scene in Brownhills Road last week

The death of an 8-month-old baby in Newton Abbot is still being investigated by police.

Paramedics were called to a house on Brownhills Road on 15th June. A 27-year-old man was arrested and then released on police bail. Post mortem and toxicology reports have not identified the cause of death. The police say they are now awaiting the results of further examinations.

Death of 8 month old treated as 'unexplained'

The area at Brownshill Road was sealed off Credit: ITV News

A man has been released on police bail after an 8 month-old boy died in Newton Abbot.

Police were called by the ambulance on Wednesday morning from Brownshill Road informing them of his death. An investigation is being carried out to find out what happened.

Police say they are now treating his death as 'unexplained' rather than 'suspicious'.

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Police continue to question man after death of 8-month-old baby

Police are continuing to question a man following the death of an eight month old boy in South Devon.

A 27-year-old man is in police custody. Credit: ITV News

The 27 year old was arrested yesterday after paramedics were called to a house on Brownhills Road in Newton Abbott.

Devon and Cornwall Police say they are currently treating the death as unexplained.

Forensic teams have spent the day at the scene - which remains sealed off. Credit: ITV News

Police investigating after death of 8-month-old baby

Forensic teams have spent the day at the scene - which remains sealed off Credit: ITV News

Police are investigating after the death of an 8 month old boy in Devon.

Ambulance staff called the police just after 10:30 this morning (15 June) to inform them about the baby's death.

A 27-year-old man is in police custody. Credit: ITV News

Police and scenes of crime officers have attended the house in Brownshill Road in Newton Abbot to undertake initial investigations.

Devon and Cornwall Police say they are currently treating the death as unexplained.

A 27-year-old man is in police custody in connection with this matter and awaits questioning.

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Man jailed for child sex offences on girls aged between 12 & 14

Nigel Smith was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A man from Newton Abbot has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison at Exeter Crown Court today for child sex offences.

40 year old Nigel Robin Smith was arrested in September 2015 and charged with number of offences of sexual activity with two young girls who were aged between 12 and 14 at the time of the abuse. Smith was remanded in custody and pleaded guilty to eight sexual offences and two offences relating to the supply of cannabis.

Smith’s arrest was part of an ongoing investigation, called Operation Pangram, into child sexual exploitation within the South Devon area.

Police worried about missing teenager

Police are becoming increasingly concerned about a teenager who's been missing for a week.

15-year-old Abbie Grant was last seen in the High Street area of Exeter last Tuesday - she was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a navy blue sweatshirt.

Abbie is a white female, 5ft 4 tall, medium build with black shoulder length hair tied in a ponytail. If you know where she might be, then contact Devon and Cornwall Police.

15-year-old Abbie Grant has been missing for a week Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police
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