Pair quizzed over baby boy’s death

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A MAN and woman have been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of the mur­der of a 13-week-old baby boy.

The in­fant was taken to hos­pi­tal from an ad­dress in Velville Court in New­cas­tle upon Tyne with se­ri­ous in­juries on Fri­day.

Po­lice were told on Mon­day that he had died.

In­quiries sug­gested the baby’s in­juries were not ac­ci­den­tal and the death is be­ing treated as mur­der, Northum­bria Po­lice said.

A 34-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman are be­ing ques­tioned.

De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Mark Ord said: “We know this will shock and sad­den the lo­cal com­mu­nity and I would like to re­as­sure them we are do­ing ev­ery­thing we can to es­tab­lish ex­actly what hap­pened and how the baby came to suf­fer such fa­tal in­juries.”

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