Baby death - police investigate

POLICE are investigating the suspicious death of Suffolk baby who died nine days after being admitted to hospital.The two-month-old boy, from Stowmarket, died in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

POLICE are investigating the suspicious death of Suffolk baby who died nine days after being admitted to hospital.

The two-month-old boy, from Stowmarket, died in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

A 35-year-old man from Stowmarket was arrested in connection with the matter and has been bailed to report back to Bury St Edmunds Police Station on February 18.

It is understood a post-mortem examination has been carried out on the baby and police are awaiting further results to assist their investigation.

The alarm was raised after a member of staff reported the suspicious admittance of the baby boy to the hospital on November 12.

Police arrested the man in connection with the incident on November 18. The child died three days later.

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A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "We can confirm that we are investigating the suspicious death of a two-month-old baby who died at Addenbrooke's Hospital on November 21.

"Police were notified of the suspicious circumstance surrounding the admittance of the infant to Addenbrooke's Hospital on November 12 by a staff member.

"A 35-year-old man from Stowmarket has been arrested in connection with this matter.

"He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries and is due back at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on February 18, 2003."

A spokesman for Addenbrooke's Hospital said: "This is a police matter and it would be inappropriate for us to comment."