Birmingham & Black Country

Two arrested over murder of Birmingham boy

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a two-year-old boy in Birmingham.

The child was taken to hospital on Sunday evening from an address in Ward End. He was later confirmed dead at the hospital.

A post-mortem examination held on Monday indicated his injuries were non-accidental, West Midlands Police said.

Police said they arrested a 29-year-old man and a woman, 22, on Sunday and are continuing to question them.

Police have until 2230 GMT Wednesday to hold the pair after a warrant of further detention was granted at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board confirmed the family was known to social services and said the board was reviewing the circumstances of the case and will meet on Friday to make a decision regarding a serious case review.

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