Man, 27, and woman, 31, are arrested over death of six-year-old boy who suffered serious head injuries at a house in the Midlands
- The six-year-old boy was found with serious head injuries at home in Solihull
- West Midlands Police were called to a property at around 3pm on Tuesday
- A man, 27, and woman, 31, are now being held for questioning by detectives
A police investigation is under way after a six-year-old boy who was found at his home with serious head injuries died.
West Midlands Police, who were called to a property in Solihull, west Midlands, at around 3pm on Tuesday, rushed the young boy to Birmingham Children’s Hospital but he died in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A man, 27, and woman, 31, are now being held for questioning by detectives over the unexplained death.
Tonight a crime scene remained in place outside the semi-detached home and floral tributes and a blue toy car were laid in the front garden in memory of the boy.
The six-year-old boy, who died in the early hours of Wednesday morning, was found with serious head injuries at his home in Solihull, west Midlands on Tuesday
A police investigation is now under way and a crime scene remains after the six-year-old’s death
Tonight floral tributes and a blue toy car were laid in the front garden in memory of the boy and a man, 27, and woman, 31, are now being held for questioning by detectives
West Midlands Police confirmed two people were in custody but did not say what they had been arrested on suspicion of.
A spokesman said: ‘A man and woman have been arrested after a six-year-old child from Solihull was taken to hospital with serious head injuries on Tuesday.
‘Sadly the boy died in the early hours of the following morning.
‘Police were called to the property at around 3pm and an investigation has now been launched to determine how the child came about his injuries.
‘A post mortem examination will take place in due course.
‘A cordon remains in place at the property and the man, aged 27, and the 31-year-old woman presently remain in custody.’
Following the incident, neighbours told of their shock at news of the boy’s death.
One resident said: ‘The police have been here for a few days and rumours were going around that the little kid had died.
‘We were all so worried about him. It’s so sad. He was a beautiful boy – always laughing and smiling.
‘It’s so, so sad. There’s always something going on around here.’
A cordon remains in place at the property as police continue with their investigations into the boy’s death
Today one neighbour spoke of their sadness at the child’s death and described him as ‘a beautiful boy – always laughing and smiling’
Another neighbour on the quiet residential street said: ‘The boy had only been living here for about seven months. Everyone is horrified by it, the road is usually pretty peaceful.
‘I can’t remember the lad’s name – I just used to call him ”cheeky” as he was always smiling.
‘He used to stop to talk to me and my dogs when he walked past.’
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.