Baby death - investigations continue

POLICE are today conducting door to door enquiries following the death of a four-week-old baby boy in Ipswich.Officers have been spotted talking to residents in Lanercost Way where a house remains under police cordon.

POLICE are today conducting door to door enquiries following the death of a four-week-old baby boy in Ipswich.

Officers have been spotted talking to residents in Lanercost Way where a house remains under police cordon.

A 31-year-old, who was arrested at a property in London Road yesterday, remains in police custody.

Paramedics were called to Lanercost Way shortly after 8.30am. They were called with a report that a baby boy needed treatment. Neighbours reported hearing an ambulance arrive at the address at about 8.40am and soon after police put a cordon around the house.

Suffolk police said the baby was taken to Ipswich Hospital where he later died.

A police spokesman said yesterday: “Police are investigating the death of a baby in Ipswich. Officers were called by the ambulance service to an address in Lanercost Way at about 8.40am this morning after they had received a report of a four-week-old baby needing treatment.

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“The baby boy was taken to Ipswich Hospital where he subsequently died.

“Police are treating the death as unexplained at this stage and a post mortem examination will be held in due course.”

The spokesman added that the baby's mother was being treated at Ipswich Hospital this afternoon for injuries which he said were not life threatening.

He added: “Police subsequently attended an address in London Road, Ipswich, and arrested a 31-year-old man and he is currently at Ipswich police station.”

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