Police investigating “unexplained” baby death in Halifax

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Police have launched an investigation into the “unexplained” death of a baby in Halifax.

Police, who have not released the address at which the baby was found, attended the property at Tuesday (December 2) lunchtime.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark McManus of the Protective Services (Crime) department, said: “At 12.45pm on Tuesday, 2 December, police were advised by the ambulance service that they had attended an address in Halifax and were treating a baby who was described as in a serious condition. The child, a two-month-old baby girl, passed away a short time later at Calderdale Royal Hospital. A post mortem examination carried out on 3 December was inconclusive and the death is being treated as unexplained pending the results of further tests.”

A police spokesperson said enquiries are ongoing and they are working with partners to establish the circumstances of the death.