Police launch probe into ‘unexplained’ death of baby boy

Police launch probe into ‘unexplained death’ of baby boy who is found at property as mother, 15, is treated in hospital

  • The body was discovered at an address in Lancashire at 6pm on Thursday
  • A post-mortem is underway while the mother receives support in hospital
  • Anyone with information has been asked to come forward and contact 101 

An inquiry is under way into the ‘unexplained’ death of a baby boy while his 15-year-old mother is being treated in hospital.

Police were called to an address in Garstang Road North, Wesham, Lancashire, at about 6pm yesterday and discovered the body.

The cause of the baby’s death is currently being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

The baby’s mother is receiving medical attention and support in hospital, said police 

Detective Chief Inspector Jill Johnston, of Lancashire Police’s major investigation team, said: ‘This is a tragic incident involving the death of a baby boy.

The baby boy was found at an address on Garstang Road North in Wesham, Lancashire

‘My thoughts are very much with the family and friends of those affected at this sad and distressing time.

‘The mother of the baby, a 15-year-old girl, is being given support from specially trained officers. She remains at hospital receiving ongoing medical care.

‘We are at the very early stages of our investigation and would appeal to anyone with information to come forward. If you have yet to speak to police and can assist with our inquiries, please contact us.

‘The circumstances around the baby’s death remain unexplained. This is a complex investigation and a team of officers are conducting a number of inquiries.

‘These are very sad circumstances and we appreciate the continued support from the people of Wesham at this time.’

Anyone who has information should contact 101 quoting log 1263 of August 9. 

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