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Schoolgirl quizzed over baby body

A 15-year-old Canadian girl has been questioned by police after the discovery of a baby's body in a London hotel.

Police were called to a hotel in Lampton Road, Hounslow after the body of a baby boy was found, a spokesman said.

The child was pronounced dead in the hotel room which Canadian police confirmed had been occupied by pupils on a school trip from Barrie, Ontario.

The Barrie Police Service said the students had already departed from the hotel and were travelling back to Canada when the body was discovered on March 19.

The Canadian force said they were contacted through Interpol to help Scotland Yard in the investigation.

A statement from Barrie Police said that they had located the mother, a schoolgirl from Barrie.

They said the youngster was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, where she was treated and later released.

Scotland Yard said a post-mortem examination took place at Great Ormond Street Hospital on March 25 and proved inconclusive.

"Detectives from the Child Abuse Investigation Command are investigating, in liaison with the Canadian authorities, and have identified the deceased baby's mother," a Scotland Yard spokesman said.

Further tests are being conducted to establish cause of the baby's death.

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