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Women arrested over baby's death

Two women have been arrested after the death of a baby.

West Yorkshire Police said officers went to an address in Spring Hall Gardens, in Halifax, at 1am yesterday following concerns for the safety of the boy.

The baby was taken to hospital where he later died, a spokesman said.

The two women, aged 21 and 47, were arrested on suspicion of neglect but have since been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Detective superintendent Simon Beldon said: "We are in the very early stages of our investigation but following initial inquiries have arrested two women in connection with the death of a baby boy from Halifax.

"I would urge anyone who thinks they could have information that may be beneficial to our ongoing inquiries to call our protective services department on 101 or give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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