Police investigating death of a baby girl

Police investigating death of a baby girl

Police investigating death of a baby girl

First published in News

AN investigation has been launched after a 14-month-old girl is believed to have drowned in a bath.

Thames Valley Police said the child was in the care of her mother when she died in Grove on Thursday.

Police were called by staff at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford at 4pm.

Police spokeswoman Francine Rodrigues said no arrests had been made in connection with the death.

She said: “Thames Valley Police is currently investigating the circumstances around the death of a child that occurred on Thursday in Grove, Wantage.

“The death was reported to police by staff of the John Radcliffe Hospital at 4pm. The 14-month-old girl was in the care of her mother at the time of her death. It was reported that she drowned in the bath.”

Oxfordshire County Council spokesman Paul Smith said last night the child was involved with social services but the toddler was not in council care.

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