Lancashire

Two arrests over baby boy's death in Preston

Church Street, Preston
An investigation into the boy's death is underway

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a baby in Lancashire.

Emergency services went to an address on Church Street, Preston, after reports that a 13-month-old boy was not breathing on Saturday.

He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital but died.

Police said the death was being treated as unexplained. The man and woman, both aged 25, are being questioned in custody.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out but police said the exact cause of death was "unascertained at this stage".

Det Supt Paul Withers said: "This is a tragic incident where a little boy has lost his life.

"A full investigation is under way to try to establish exactly what has happened."

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