Two women bailed after baby boy dies in hospital

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Two women have been arrested after the death of a baby.

West Yorkshire Police said officers went to Spring Hall Gardens, in Halifax, at 1am yesterday following concerns for a boy’s safety. He was taken to hospital where he later died, a spokesman said.

The two women, aged 21 and 47, were arrested on suspicion of neglect but were later released on bail pending further inquiries.

Detective Superintendent Simon Beldon said: “We are in the very early stages of our investigation but following initial inquiries have arrested two women in connection with the death of a baby boy from Halifax.

“I would urge anyone who thinks they could have information that may be beneficial to our ongoing inquiries to call our protective services department.”