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Investigation continues after death of a nine-week-old baby in Barnsley

Enquiries into the death of a nine-week-old baby in Barnsley are continuing, as a 29-year-old man previously arrested in connection to the death is bailed.

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On Friday 30th November, just before 8pm, emergency services were called to a house in the Barnsley area, after it was reported that the child was in cardiac arrest.

The baby remained in hospital for a number of days but died on Monday 3rd December.

Enquiries into the baby’s death continue, Detective Inspector Mark Oughton, leading the investigation, said:

This is of course an extremely sensitive case that has understandably provoked emotion and had an impact within the local community. I’d like to take this opportunity to reiterate the importance of people being mindful of comments they are making on social media platforms.

“While the baby has now been formally identified, at the request of the family we will not be releasing the baby’s name or a photograph at this time. I’d ask that you please respect their wishes for privacy at this incredibly difficult time.

“Our enquiries are continuing and further tests remain underway to establish the exact cause of death. Anyone with concerns or information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 851 of 30 November 2018.”

– Detective Inspector Mark Oughton