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Baby post-mortem ‘could last weeks’ say officers

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 10, 2014

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POLICE chiefs have revealed the results of the post-mortem of a 21-month-old girl ‘could take weeks’ to arrive.

Staffordshire Police revealed that tests were still ‘ongoing’ in a bid to find out the exact reason behind the youngster’s death

She died on Thursday, May 1 at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital after being rushed to the site by ambulance staff from a house in Britannia Drive, Stretton.

A man, aged 20 and from the Swadlincote area, and a woman, aged 21 and from the Burton area, were arrested in connection with the death and have now been released on bail pending further inquiries into the matter.

A spokesman for the force said: “We do not anticipate the outcome of the post-mortem for some time and it could take weeks.”

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