Two in custody after death of four-month-old

A YOUNG man and woman have been arrested following the death of a baby girl in West Yorkshire.

Police said they were called to an address on Foldings Avenue, in the Scholes area of Cleckheaton, yesterday after concerns were raised for the infant’s safety.

A four-month-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said yesterday afternoon: “A 19-year-old woman and 21-year-old man were arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody.”

Officers have yet to release further details about the incident, or the youngster’s identity, with a postmortem examination expected to establish the cause of her death.

Uniformed police stood guard outside the flat yesterday as forensic examinations were carried out inside.