Toddler found with serious injuries dies

A toddler found with serious injuries at a home in Birmingham has died in hospital.

The 21-month-old girl was found at a house in The Green, Northfield, on Sunday afternoon, and she died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital at 8.30pm on Wednesday.

West Midlands Police arrested a 30-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man on suspicion of causing or allowing serious injury to a child, and they have been released conditional bail.

Inspector Ian Wilkins said: “This is a terribly sad case which has resulted in the death of a little girl.

“At present her death remains unexplained. Our enquiries will focus on determining whether any of the injuries she sustained were deliberately inflicted or whether this was a tragic accident.

“A post-mortem will be carried out in due course which will hopefully confirm the precise cause of death.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 giving reference 20BW/250153C/17, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.