Murder investigation launched after baby girl dies from head injuries

24 September 2019, 20:12 | Updated: 25 September 2019, 04:10

The child was admitted to hospital but died two days later
The child was admitted to hospital but died two days later. Picture: PA
Sylvia De Luca

By Sylvia De Luca

A murder probe has been launched into the death of a 16-month-old baby girl who died from head injuries.

The child, from Newham, east London was rushed to hospital after falling ill on Friday, 13 September.

A 36-year-old man was arrested the following day but has been released on bail until mid-October.

Despite efforts by medical specialists, the little girl died on Tuesday.

A post mortem at London's Great Ormond Street hospital determined she died from head injuries.

Officers know the identity of the child and next of kin have been informed.

However police are not releasing her name at this stage of the investigation.

A police statement said: "The infant, from the E13 area, was admitted to an east London hospital after falling ill on Friday, 13 September."She died in hospital on Tuesday, 17 September.

"Officers know the identity of the child and next of kin have been informed. She is not being named at this stage.

"A post-mortem examination held on Monday, 23 September at Great Ormond Street Hospital gave cause of death as a head injury, pending further tests.

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