Father charged over death of six-year-old son in Solihull

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes Credit: West Midlands Police

The father of a six-year-old boy, and his partner, have been charged over his death.

Six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes was found unresponsive when police officers were called to a house in Solihull on Tuesday (16 June).

He was taken to hospital where he died the following morning.

A post-mortem examination carried out on Friday revealed he died from a head injury.

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Arthur’s father, 27-year-old Thomas Hughes, and his partner, 31-year-old Emma Tustin, both from Cranmore Road in Shirley, were arrested on Tuesday and have now been charged with causing or allowing the death of a child.

They will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Monday (22 June).

Arthur’s death is deeply distressing and we have specialist officers with his family as they grieve his loss.

Detective Inspector Laura Harrison, West Midlands Police