Woman arrested for causing baby’s death

POLICE in Oldham, Manchester, have arrested a woman on suspicion of causing the death of a three-week-old baby.

The woman, aged 55, is currently being questioned in custody over the death caused by ‘overlaying,’ a term used when a small child has been suffocated after a sleeping person lies on top of them.

Paramedics attending the address in Lynchgate Court, Oldham, were unable to resuscitate the baby.

The baby was taken to Royal Oldham hospital, but was tragically confirmed to have died.

Speaking to Sky News, Detective inspector Dave Moores, said: “This is an absolutely tragic case in which a baby who is barely three weeks old has died.

“Any death of a baby is always extremely upsetting and keenly felt by family members and even the wider community.

“An investigation is under way and we are committed to identifying how and why this baby died.

“We also have officers supporting family members at what is clearly a very distressing time for them.”

The woman, who is reported to be related to the child, has been remanded in custody.

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