Coventry & Warwickshire

Murder inquiry after Coventry toddler death

Police officer outside a house in Richmond Street, Coventry
Image caption Police are investigating at a house on Richmond Street in Coventry

A murder inquiry has been launched in Coventry following the death of a toddler.

The two-year-old boy was admitted to the University Hospital Coventry on Monday and transferred to Birmingham Children's Hospital with serious head injuries.

He died there on Tuesday and a 21-year-old man and a woman, 25, are being questioned on suspicion of his murder.

Investigating police are at a house on Richmond Street in Coventry.

A post-mortem examination was inconclusive and further tests to establish a cause of death are due to be carried out.

The man and woman both remain in custody.

Neighbours in the road said it was "shocking" and "heartbreaking".

One resident, who did not want to be named, said the couple at the cordoned-off house were "not social" and that "people in that part of the street do not tend to mix much with neighbours".

Iqbal Khan, 38, who has lived in the road for ten years, said it was "really scary".

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