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Case dropped after death of young child just over Cornish border

Case dropped after death of young child just over Cornish border

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:57am 20th July 2020.

A woman has been released without charge after the death of a young child just over the Cornwall border.

Police and paramedics were called to an address in the Holsworthy area at around 3.20pm on Tuesday 7th January 2020.

Tragically, the child could not be saved and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

An investigation was launched but officers have now confirmed that the case is not being proceeded with.

A woman in her 20s, who at the time had been arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed, has now been released without charge.

"On Tuesday 7th January, Devon and Cornwall Police launched an investigation into the death of a young child in the Holsworthy area.

"Following an extensive investigation and receipt of the full pathology results, the case is not being proceeded with.

"A woman aged in her 20s, who had been arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed, has now been released without charge.

"A file will now be prepared for the coroner."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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