Man remains on bail after arrest over murder of Barnsley baby

A man arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a Barnsley baby remains on police bail.

Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 08:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 08:43 am
A man arrested over the murder of a Barnsley baby remains on police bail

The 29-year-old was arrested after a nine-week old baby boy suffered a cardiac arrest in November and died three days later.

Emergency services were called to a house in Great Houghton on November 30 and a baby boy in cardiac arrest was transferred to hospital but died three days later.

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The youngster’s death was initially treated as ‘unexplained’ but is now being treated as suspicious following a post mortem examination.

Further tests ordered to establish the exact cause of death remain ongoing.

The baby’s identity has not yet been released by South Yorkshire Police.