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Mum held over tumble dryer death

By Theo Usherwood

The mother of a four-year-old boy found dead in a tumble dryer has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect.

Sonny Gibson's body was found by his mother Anne Gibson and a police officer at her home in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, on July 26.

The boy is believed to have climbed into the tumble dryer during a game of hide-and-seek.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said a woman had been arrested in connection with the care of Sonny and not his death.

He said: “We have arrested a 41-year-old woman on suspicion of child neglect following investigations into the incident.”

Ms Gibson was arrested last Friday and was bailed.

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