Mother suspected of murder after 18-month-old falls to his death

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An investigation had been launched after an 18-month-old baby fell to his death from the sixth-floor of an apartment block in the UK yesterday evening.

The mother of the baby boy, 23, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Officers and emergency services were called to the scene on Barkenend Road, Bradford at around 5.10pm yesterday following reports that a child has suffered life-threatening injuries.

However, shortly arrived they arrived it became apparent that the 18-month-old had died as a result of the fall.

Detective Superintendent Nick Wallen, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is clearly an extremely traumatic incident and specially trained officers are working to support the child's family members and those who witnessed what took place.”

He went on to say how those who witnessed the incident had been “deeply traumatised by what they saw.”

“A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the baby's fall and she is currently receiving medical assessment in custody,” he added.

Officers have said they are not pursuing any other suspects at this time, though they have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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