Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit has launched a murder investigation following the death of a young child in a Faringdon home.
At around 1.20pm today, 14 March, Thames Valley Police were called to Bromsgrove Cottages where police discovered that a young child had died.
A woman, in her 40s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Senior investigating officer, Det Insp Dave Hubbard of the Major Crime Unit, said: “Following the discovery of a deceased child, we have launched a murder investigation.
“The next of kin have been informed and we are offering support to them.
“We are in the very early stages of this investigation and an arrest has been made in connection with this incident.
“We would ask anyone with information to please call 101 quoting reference 730 (14/03).
“If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”
LPA Commander for South and Vale of White Horse, Supt Rory Freeman, said: “This is a very shocking discovery and I am aware it may have a very direct impact on the community of Farringdon.
“In light of this incident there will be an increased police presence in the area to provide reassurance and we would advise any members of the community affected by this incident to speak to one of the Neighbourhood Policing Team.”
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