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Man arrested on suspicion of murdering toddler released on bail

Birmingham Children's Hospital
Birmingham Children's Hospital

A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering a toddler has been freed on police bail pending further inquiries.

The man, from Stourport in north Worcestershire, was among three people detained at the weekend following the death of an 18-month-old girl in Birmingham.

A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive and detectives are awaiting the result of further tests to determine the cause of death.

The child died at Birmingham Children's Hospital after reports that she had suffered a cardiac arrest at a property in the Weoley Castle area.

Officers had already bailed a 34-year-old man and are continuing to question a local woman, aged 35, who was arrested at the hospital following the girl's death on Saturday.