Police probe into murder of Sheffield baby continues

Detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a Sheffield baby, with a man still being held on suspicion of murder last night.

Thursday, 24th May 2018, 7:31 am
Updated Thursday, 24th May 2018, 7:36 am
Leighton Road, Gleadless Valley

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

BLAZE: Woman dies following house fire in BarnsleyThe baby had been brought in by ambulance from a flat in Leighton Road, Gleadless Valley, on Monday and a post mortem examination revealed she died as a result of severe head injuries.

CRIME: Two Barnsley women due in court today accused of murderThe alarm was raised over suspicions that the baby's injuries were 'non accidental'.

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Detectives were granted an additional 36 hours to interview the suspect yesterday.

POLICE: Murdered Sheffield baby died of severe head injuriesSenior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker, said: "The death of a child is an undeniably harrowing and traumatic event.

"The investigation is in the very early stages and we must ensure we comprehensively conduct all enquiries to ascertain the exact circumstances and facts in this case."

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