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Man and woman arrested as 6-month-old boy dies of head injury in Haringey

PUBLISHED: 18:08 03 February 2015 | UPDATED: 18:08 03 February 2015

The six-month-old boy died from a head injury after fighting for his life for almost three days in hospital.

The six-month-old boy died from a head injury after fighting for his life for almost three days in hospital.

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A 26-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after a six-month-old baby boy from Haringey died from head injuries.

The boy, who was known to social services but was not on the at-risk register, fought for his life for nearly three days after police and paramedics were called to an address in Tottenham at around 1.45pm on Friday, January 23.

Paramedics arrived to find the boy “non-responsive” and treated him at the scene before rushing him to nearby North Middlesex Hospital.

He was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital but died shortly before 11am the following Monday.

Police arrested the man and woman the day before the boy died, taking them to separate police stations in the capital. A Met Police spokesman would not confirm the relationship between the suspects and the child.

A post-mortem examination later gave the boy’s cause of death as head injury, and next of kin have been informed.

A Haringey Council spokesman said the child was known to social services, but was not on the child protection register.

They added: “We are aware of the recent death of a child in Haringey. The council is working with the police to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.

“The independently-chaired Local Safeguarding Children Board will consider commissioning a review to look at the role of all agencies involved.”

The man and woman have not been charged and were bailed by police to return in early February pending further enquiries.

An inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned at Barnet Coroners Court on Thursday.

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