Woman arrested after five month old baby suffers cardiac arrest at Legoland

Ambulance crews were called to the theme park on Thursday afternoon

A police investigation has been launched after a five month old baby suffered a cardiac arrest at the Legoland theme park in Windsor.

The little boy was rushed to hospital following an incident on Thursday afternoon. He remains in a critical condition.

Full details have not been made public, but a 27-year-old woman from Witham, Essex, was arrested on Saturday, on suspicion of neglecting a child to cause unnecessary injury.

She has been released on police bail until 26 July.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Zoe Eele, of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “We are investigating a distressing incident involving a very young child at Legoland Windsor earlier this week.

“Firstly, our thoughts are with the family of the boy who is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. We are supporting them as best we can at this extremely difficult time.

“We are working closely with the team at Legoland Windsor Resort but would like to speak to anyone who may have information about this incident, specifically anyone who was queueing for the Coastguard HQ boat ride between around 11.30am and 12:45pm.

“We have made an arrest in relation to this incident and are not looking for anyone else as a suspect.

“I would ask for the public to please avoid speculation about the incident and to respect the boy’s family at this deeply upsetting time.”