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Man and woman arrested over death of nine-week-old baby in Barnsley

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the death of a nine-week-old baby in Barnsley last year.

The baby was found by emergency services in cardiac arrest at a home in Barnsley Credit: Press Association

A 29-year-old Barnsley man was re-arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder, and further arrested on suspicion of section 18 wounding.

A 28-year-old woman from Barnsley was also arrested yesterday on suspicion of section 18 wounding in connection to the same incident.

Both have been bailed pending further enquiries as the investigation continues.

On Friday 30 November 2018, just before 8pm, emergency services were called to a house in the Barnsley area after it was reported a baby was in cardiac arrest.

The baby was treated in hospital but sadly died on Monday 3 December.

Enquiries into the death have been ongoing for a number of months.

This is a tragic and extremely complex case.

My team of officers has been working hard over the last few months to piece together everything we know about what happened in the lead up to the devastating loss of this baby.

I know this incident had a significant impact on the local community and our thoughts continue to be with those affected.

– Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oughton