Woman bailed after death of baby boy

PUBLISHED: 12:09 23 October 2019 | UPDATED: 17:07 23 October 2019

Police were called to the scene in Bulstrode Road to reports of a medical emergency Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police were called to the scene in Bulstrode Road to reports of a medical emergency Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


A woman arrested in connection with the death of a baby in Ipswich has been released on bail by police.

The woman, aged in her twenties, was detained after the baby boy was declared dead at Ipswich Hospital on Tuesday morning.

He was rushed there by an ambulance after medics were called to a property in Bulstrode Road in the Old Stoke area of the town at around 10.15am that day.

The property is being treated as a crime scene by Suffolk police while officers investigate the circumstances of the child's death, which is currently being treated as "unexplained".

The baby's next of kin have been informed.

As a result of police inquiries the woman, whose relationship to the baby has not been released by police, was arrested and was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where she was questioned.

Suffolk Constabulary said on Wednesday that she has now been released on bail to return on Tuesday November 19.

Neighbours have spoken of their shock at the news that the baby had died.

One man, who said he has lived in Bulstrode Road for four years, said: "It is a shock of course. It's a tragedy.

"I don't know what happened but it is very bad news. They are normal people, a normal family and this is a quiet area.

"I didn't know them well, but I would say hello to them in the street."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting CAD 91 of October 22.

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