Investigation underway after six-week-old baby dies

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POLICE officers and the coroner are carrying out a routine investigation into the death of a six-week-old baby boy in Ilkeston.

The probe began after the baby died on Saturday, March 12.

An ambulance was called to a property on Station Road, in Ilkeston in the early hours of the morning.

The infant was taken to hospital by paramedics but later died. The cause of death is still unexplained.

Police confirmed that a post mortem examination had been carried out and that officers and the coroner were awaiting test results.

Ilkeston’s Insp Nick Daines said: “ This is all part of the process we follow after the tragic death of a baby.

“When an infant dies suddenly and there is not a clear explanation we undertake a joint enquiry with the coroner’s office as a matter of routine.

“Further enquiries are being made to find out the precise cause of death”

The boy’s family are being supported by trained officers.