Lincolnshire

Teenager held over baby death treated in hospital

Hadrian Drive, Baston
Police said they would question the teenager further after she recovers

A 16-year-old girl who was arrested in connection with the death of a newborn baby in Lincolnshire is receiving hospital treatment.

The body of a baby boy, whose death was caused by choking, was found at a property in Baston last Thursday.

Police have started a murder investigation, but will not be able continue questioning the girl until she has recovered.

Anyone with information about the case has been asked to contact police.

A post-mortem examination revealed the baby's death was caused by an obstruction of the airway.

Lincolnshire Police spokesman Tony Heydon said: "She has been interviewed but things have slowed down somewhat because her treatment takes precedent."

He added: "If anyone thinks they can help our investigation, I would urge them to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

Details of the suspect's treatment have not been disclosed.

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