Teenager held in probe over sudden death of woman and child in Ipswich

Police presence at Swinburne Road Picture: ARCHANT

Police presence at Swinburne Road Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested following the sudden death of a woman and child on Swinburne Road in Ipswich.

Police on the scene at Swinburne Road Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Police on the scene at Swinburne Road Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Police were called to a property in Swinburne Road after a woman’s body was discovered by medical crews.

A young child also found at the property was treated by paramedics but later died at the scene.

The tragedy unfolded when police were called to the scene by the East of England Ambulance Service at 5pm on Wednesday March 6.

The next of kin for both have been informed.

A police investigation is underway Picture: RACHEL EDGE

A police investigation is underway Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

A police cordon is in place on the road in the Whitton area of the town as an investigation into the circumstances of the deaths continues.

Police have confirmed that a 17-year-old male from Ipswich has been arrested following subsequent inquiries and has been taken to Martlesham Police Station for questioning.

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Those with information are asked to call Ipswich CID on 101, quoting CAD reference 284 of March 6.

Forensic Services on the scene at Swinburne Road Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Forensic Services on the scene at Swinburne Road Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Emergency services were called to the house on Wednesday afternoon Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Emergency services were called to the house on Wednesday afternoon Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

The scene at Swinburne Road on Wednesday night Picture: RACHEL EDGE

The scene at Swinburne Road on Wednesday night Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

A police scene was in place on Wednesday evening Picture: RACHEL EDGE

A police scene was in place on Wednesday evening Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Ambulance crews were called to Swinburne Road at around 5pm Picture RACHEL EDGE

Ambulance crews were called to Swinburne Road at around 5pm Picture RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

A police scene was in place all evening Picture: RACHEL EDGE

A police scene was in place all evening Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

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