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Mother arrested in France after five-month-old baby is found dead

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Mother arrested in France after five-month-old baby is found dead

A British mother has been arrested in France after her five-month-old baby was found dead during a family holiday.

According to preliminary information, the woman in her thirties and her husband were staying with their two children – the baby and a-three-year old – at a holiday home in Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle, in the Bayonne area.

Yesterday was the last day of their week-long holiday and the father woke up early and left the bedroom which all four were apparently sharing, according to the official from the Bayonne prosecutor’s office.

The mother got up later, around 9am local time and it was then that the father discovered that the baby was dead and alerted the emergency services.

“The suspect death of a baby was discovered at the scene,” police said and enquiries quickly focussed on the mother, who was arrested.

A post-mortem will be carried out next week.