Woman arrested for murder after baby dies

A woman has been arrested over the murder of a baby which police described as a ‘horrific tragedy’.

Officers were called to an address in Wembley, London, at around 09.51am on Wednesday to a reports of an injured infant. The baby, who was less than a year old, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

A woman was subsequently arrested and remains in custody, said Met Police. It is believed that all parties involved were known to each other but no further details were released.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and the infant’s next of kin are being supported by officers.

North West Commander Roy Smith said: ‘This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with all those affected including the family and our first responders who rushed to the scene.

‘Whilst I know the effects of this death will reverberate throughout the local community, please be reassured that we are doing everything we can to investigate and, at this early stage, are not seeking any other person in connection with the death.

‘I would like to hear from anyone who feels they may have information that could assist our investigation to understand this horrific tragedy – please contact us on 101 and quote CAD1977 of the 22nd July.’

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