Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Blake Fowler 2011 death: Three family members bailed

Blake Fowler Image copyright Hampshire Police
Image caption The coroner recorded an open verdict at the inquest into Blake's death

Three family members arrested in connection with the death of a seven-year-old boy in Southampton, have been released on bail.

Blake Fowler died from a severe head injury suffered in December 2011.

His mother, step-father and step-uncle were arrested in the city on Tuesday, following a reinvestigation of the circumstances leading to his death.

Police in Southampton previously apologised for the "unsatisfactory" inquiry into Blake's death.

Sarah Spacagna, 28, Blake's step-father, Peter Meek and his brother Philip Meek, have now been bailed until 27 May.

Assistant Chief Constable Laura Nicholson said: "I accept that the initial investigation by the constabulary was unsatisfactory, and for that I apologise.

"We have a full team from the Hampshire Major Investigation Team dedicated to this."

At the inquest into Blake's death the coroner recorded an open verdict.

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