Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry boy's death: More time to question murder suspects

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

Police have been granted more time to question a 26-year-old woman and a man aged 32 on suspicion of murdering a four-year-old boy in Coventry.

The pair were arrested after the child, who has not yet been named, was found unconscious at his home in the Holbrooks area on Saturday.

A post-mortem test revealed the boy died of a head injury. The woman is understood to be the child's mother.

Detectives have until Friday afternoon to continue questioning the pair.

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

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: "Detectives from the force's public protection unit are working closely with the local authority as the investigation progresses and support is being offered to the boy's family."

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