5th Jul, 2022

Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after death of five-year-old boy in Earlsdon, Coventry

Coventry Editorial 25th Jan, 2022 Updated: 26th Jan, 2022

A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a five-year-old boy in Coventry.

The child was found with serious injuries at an address in Poplar Road, Earlsdon, around 5.55pm on Tuesday.

Two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance critical care car was sent to the scene.

Flowers laid at the scene.
Picture by Marcus Mingins 0422005MMR1 copyright Bullivant Media

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered a boy in a serious condition. He was already receiving medical attention from police colleagues.

“Ambulance staff immediately began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, it became apparent nothing could be done to save the boy and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

A 49-year-old woman – who is understood to be known to the boy but, police say, is not his mother – was arrested and taken into custody for questioning.

Police said they were in the early stages of their enquiries but were not looking for anyone else in connection with the boy’s death.

A cordon was put in place while investigations were carried out.

Supt Ronan Tyrer, from Coventry Police, said: “This is an absolute tragedy and our thoughts are with all those impacted by this terrible passing.

“The loss of any life – especially one so young – is always extremely painful and we know this will cause a lot of shock and concern.

“A suspect has been arrested and it’s important we allow time for detectives to fully investigate the circumstances around the death.”

He added a police presence would remain in the area to support everyone during this difficult time.

 

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