The Metropolitan Police has launched a murder investigation following the death of a baby in Wembley.
Officers were called to an address in Preston Road at around 09:50 hours this morning (Wednesday 22nd July) following reports that a baby had been seriously injured.
Response team officers, along with their colleagues from the London Ambulance Service, raced to the location.
A baby, believed to be less than a year old, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Specially trained police Family Liasion Officers are supporting the baby’s next of kin.
The Met has confirmed that a woman has been arrested and that she remains in police custody. It is understood that all parties involved are known to each other.
The Met has confirmed that nobody else is being sought in connection with the baby’s death.
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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