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Woman arrested in garda investigation after sudden death of baby following 'incident'

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A four-month-old baby boy died in Crumlin Children's Hospital on New Year's Day following an incident at a Mayo home.

Gardai are investigating the sudden and unexplained death of a four-month-old baby boy following an incident at a residence in Bohola, Co Mayo, on December 28.

The baby was taken by ambulance to Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, and later removed to Our Lady's Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, where he was pronounced dead on the January 1.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out by the State Pathologist, and a preliminary report has been forwarded to investigating gardai.

Details of the report are not being released for operational reasons.

A woman, aged in her 20s, was arrested yesterday as part of the investigation.

She is currently detained at Claremorris garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.