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Murder inquiry after baby boy found dead

Published 02/01/2009

Detectives have launched a murder inquiry after the death of a 21-month-old baby boy.

Police arrested two people, one believed to be the child’s mother, after being alerted by hospital staff.

Officers interviewed the pair, a 29-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, on two separate occasions before releasing them on bail on Wednesday.

Scotland Yard said the baby died in Sidcup, south-east London, on Monday.

A post-mortem examination at Great Ormond Street Hospital the next day revealed the cause of death was multiple injuries.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “The death is being investigated by the child abuse investigation command major investigation team based at East Ham.

“It is being treated as murder.”

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