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Tributes paid to one-year-old ‘beautiful’ girl who died in hospital

Tributes are paid to one-year-old ‘beautiful baby girl’ who died in hospital after being found ‘seriously unwell’ at a house as man, 34, and woman, 25, arrested over child neglect are released on bail

  • Elaina Rose Aziz was found ‘seriously unwell’ at home in Nuneaton, Warwickshire
  • One-year-old was taken in cardiac arrest to hospital on August 6 where she died
  • Man, 24, and woman, 25, arrested on suspicion of child neglect have been bailed
  • Post-mortem examination carried out last week did not confirm cause of death

The family of a one-year-old girl who died in hospital have paid tribute today to the ‘beautiful’ child as two people arrested over her death were released on bail.

Elaina Rose Aziz was found ‘seriously unwell’ at a house in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, on the evening of August 6 and taken in cardiac arrest to hospital, where she died.

A 34-year-old man and 25-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of child neglect have been bailed until next month while a police investigation continues. 

Elaina Rose Aziz was found ‘seriously unwell’ at a house in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, on the evening of August 6 and taken in cardiac arrest to hospital, where she died

The man was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs. A post-mortem examination carried out last week did not confirm a cause of death.  

Today, Elaina’s relatives said in a statement: ‘Our whole family is absolutely heartbroken and devastated at the loss of our beautiful baby girl, Elaina Rose.

‘She was enormously loved and adored by us all; she was our daughter, granddaughter, great granddaughter and niece.

‘Elaina only ever knew happiness and our love and devotion. Elaina was our little miracle, perfect in every way, and the most loved and adored little princess there could ever be.’

They added that she was ‘beautiful inside and out, with her bouncy soft curls in her masses of hair and the longest of eyelashes’.

The one-year-old was taken to hospital from a house in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, on August 6

The one-year-old was taken to hospital from a house in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, on August 6

The statement continued: ‘Her smile was enough to melt anyone’s heart, and her giggle was so infectious.

‘Her smile was enough to melt anyone’s heart’: Family statement in full 

‘Elaina only ever knew happiness and our love and devotion.

‘Elaina was our little miracle, perfect in every way, and the most loved and adored little princess there could ever be.

‘She was beautiful inside and out, with her bouncy soft curls in her masses of hair and the longest of eyelashes.

‘Her smile was enough to melt anyone’s heart, and her giggle was so infectious.’She was always a happy little girl who loved learning to sing and sign with Mr Tumble and her nightly snuggles with Pepe Nana watching Moon and Me.

‘She had lots of adventures out in the countryside; she loved listening to the birdies sing and the wind in the trees.’She will forever be in our hearts and minds and will travel with us wherever we may venture until we meet again. Goodnight baby girl.

‘She was given by God as a pure gift and taken back into his loving arms; she was too angelic to be in this world.’

‘She was always a happy little girl who loved learning to sing and sign with Mr Tumble and her nightly snuggles with Pepe Nana watching Moon and Me.

‘She had lots of adventures out in the countryside; she loved listening to the birdies sing and the wind in the trees.

‘She will forever be in our hearts and minds and will travel with us wherever we may venture until we meet again. Goodnight baby girl.

‘She was given by God as a pure gift and taken back into his loving arms; she was too angelic to be in this world.’

Elaina’s father said in Arabic: ‘Inna lillahi wa in a ilayhi rajiun.’ Translated into English, it means: ‘Verily we belong to God, and to him we will return.’

The force said a post mortem carried out last week was unable to ascertain a cause of a death and detectives are awaiting further results.

A 34-year-old man and 25-year-old woman arrested at the time are currently on bail as police enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Gareth Unett, of Warwickshire Police, said previously: ‘We’ve launched a thorough investigation, which is very much in its early stages.

‘We’re keen to understand exactly what happened and would like to hear from anyone who has information that could help with our ongoing enquiries.’

West Midlands Ambulance Service previously said it was called at 9.26pm on August 6 to a residential property in Nuneaton to reports of an unwell child.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and an ambulance from East Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene.

The girl was found in a serious condition and received emergency treatment on scene before being taken on blue lights to hospital.

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