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Three arrested in connection with death of 18-month-old girl

Birmingham Children's Hospital
Birmingham Children's Hospital

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the suspicious death of an 18-month-old girl.

The toddler was pronounced dead on Saturday, shortly after being taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital from an address in the Weoley Castle area of the city.

A police spokesman said two men and a woman had been detained after the death, including a 35-year-old woman who was arrested at the hospital.

Officers were called to a property in Beckbury Road, Weoley Castle, at about 10am on Saturday by the ambulance service after reports that the child was in cardiac arrest.

West Midlands Police said a post-mortem examination had proved inconclusive and further tests are due be carried out.

The 35-year-old woman, who is from Weoley Castle, remains in custody after detectives obtained a warrant of further detention.

Meanwhile, a 37-year-old man from Stourport in Worcestershire, arrested on Sunday morning, also remains in custody.

A man aged 34, from the Oldbury area of the West Midlands, arrested at the hospital on Saturday, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.