Man arrested over murder of baby girl in Sheffield

Sheffield Children's Hospital
Sheffield Children's Hospital

A man is under arrest over the murder of a baby girl in Sheffield.

The 19-year-old, from Gleadless, is being quizzed by detectives following the death of a 22-month-old baby at Sheffield Children's Hospital this morning.

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South Yorkshire Police said the baby, from Gleadless, was taken to hospital by ambulance yesterday and died today.

Her injuries are 'suspected to be non-accidental'.

A post mortem examination is due to take place later today.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the death of a 22-month-old baby from Gleadless, Sheffield.

"Reports were received yesterday from Sheffield Children’s Hospital at around 11.40am, of concerns for a 22-month-old female baby who had been brought in by ambulance from her home address in Gleadless.

"The baby had injuries that were suspected to be non-accidental. She sadly died just before 12.30am this morning.

"A post-mortem examination is expected to take place later today.

"The 19-year-old man from Gleadless remains in police custody today being questioned by detectives."

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