Murder investigation after Broadmayne toddler death

Police have launched a murder investigation Credit: PA Images

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a two-year-old boy from Broadmayne in Dorset.

Emergency services were called to an address in Broadmayne where the toddler was seriously ill.

He was taken to Dorset County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The death is being treated as suspicious following a post-mortem examination.

A man and a woman, both aged 21 and from the Dorchester area, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

I appreciate the incident has impacted on this close-knit community, but it is important we understand the full circumstances surrounding the death.

Dorchester Police