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Baby death suspect still in police custody in Sheffield

Police on Leighton Road, Gleadless Valley
Police on Leighton Road, Gleadless Valley

A man arrested on suspicion of killing a Sheffield baby remains in police custody this morning.

The 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 22-month-old baby girl at Sheffield Children's Hospital on Tuesday.

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South Yorkshire Police said the baby, from Gleadless Valley, was taken to hospital by ambulance the day before but could not be saved.

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Police were called in over concerns that the baby's injuries were 'non accidental'.

A post mortem examination revealed that she died of severe head injuries.

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Shocked neighbours said they saw the tot being carried on a stretcher to an ambulance from a flat on Leighton Road, Gleadless Valley.

Anyone with concerns or information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 356 of May 21.