Second person bailed over baby's death

A man has been bailed pending further inquiries over the death of a baby girl on New Year's Day.

Police were called to an address in Pildacre Lane, Chickenley, between Dewsbury and Ossett, at 5.58am to reports of an unwell child.

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Emergency services attended the address and the baby girl was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced deceased a short time later.

A 26-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of neglect in connection with the child’s death and enquiries are continuing.

The 24-year-old woman was released first pending further investigations, while the man was released later on Tuesday.