Five-month-old baby dies after 'neglect incident' at Legoland Windsor

Library photograph of Legoland Windsor

A five-month-old baby boy has died just days after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Legoland resort in Windsor.

The child was taken to hospital after suffering a serious injury in a neglect incident at the theme park.

Thames Valley Police today confirmed the boy had sadly died in hospital on Sunday.

A 27-year-old woman, from Witham, Essex, was arrested on suspicion of neglecting a child to cause unnecessary injury on Thursday (2 May).

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 sadly died 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.

“Get in touch either by calling 101 or via our website, quoting reference number INC-20240502-0977.

“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.

“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.”

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