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Two arrested in Nechells, Birmingham, over death of boy, 7

Cook Street, Nechells Image copyright Google
Image caption The boy's body was found at about 07:30 GMT on Sunday, police said.

A man and woman have been arrested after a seven-year-old boy was found dead at a house in Birmingham.

The child's body was found at a property in Cook Street, Nechells, on Sunday morning.

A 56-year-old man and woman, 35, were held on suspicion of wilfully ill-treating a child but have been released under investigation, police said.

Children at his school, Nechells Primary E-Act Academy are being supported, the trust said.

A post-mortem examination is to take place on Friday to establish the cause of the boy's death.

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A spokesperson for E-Act, which runs academies throughout the country, said: "We were deeply saddened by the death of one of our pupils, which happened out of school.

"We are providing support for our pupils through grief and bereavement councillors who specialise in working with young children.

"As the incident is now being investigated by the police, we are not able to provide any detail at this point."

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