Lancashire Police investigate baby death

Police have confirmed that a young baby has died at a house in Worsthorne, Burnley.

Tuesday, 12th June 2018, 7:11 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 11:34 am
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A heavy police presence and an ambulance was seen at a house in Stoneycroft in the village on Monday, June 12, 2018, prompting concern from residents.

A police spokesman has now confirmed the reason.

"We were called around 11.20am today to an address in Stoneycroft, Worsthorne, following reports a six-week-old baby had been found unresponsive.

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"Emergency services attended but sadly the baby, a boy, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained and an investigation is underway."