Coventry & Warwickshire

Two arrested over murder of boy aged four in Coventry

House in Holbrooks
Image caption The four-year-old boy was found at his home in the Holbrooks area of Coventry

Two people are being questioned on suspicion of murdering a four-year-old boy, with one of the arrested pair believed to be the child's mother.

A 26-year-old woman and a man aged 32 were arrested after the child was found unconscious at his home in the Holbrooks area of Coventry.

The boy was not breathing and was taken to hospital where he died.

Coventry City Council confirmed the child was known to the city's social services.

A post-mortem examination revealed the boy died as a result of a head injury and the man and woman were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday evening.

West Midlands Police said detectives from the force's public protection unit were "working closely with the local authority as the investigation progresses" and support was being offered to the child's family.

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