Dorset news

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a baby boy from Boscombe – with one man being arrested.

At around 3.30pm on Friday 8 April, police received a report from the ambulance service that a baby had been taken seriously ill at a flat along Carysfort Road.

A three-month-old boy had sustained injuries and was conveyed to Royal Bournemouth Hospital, before being taken to Southampton General Hospital for specialist treatment.

Sadly, the boy was pronounced dead at 5.10am on Saturday 9 April. HM Coroner has been notified and next of kin are aware.

Detective Inspector Richard Dixey, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “I can confirm that the tragic death of this young boy is being treated as suspicious and a murder investigation, led by the Major Crime Investigation Team, has been launched as a result.

“A 33-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he continues to assist police with their enquiries. Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”

Crime Scene Investigators have examined the Carysfort Road address. A post mortem is due to take place early next week.

DI Dixey continued: “I would appeal for the family to be given privacy at this extremely difficult time.”

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 8:226. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

The 33-year-old man has been released on police bail until the middle of May 2016 pending further enquiries.

Post edited on 12 April to add the last line of information.


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