Baby who suffered cardiac arrest at Legoland dies

A five-month-old boy who suffered a cardiac arrest at Legoland Windsor in an alleged neglect incident has died in hospital, police have said.

Thames Valley Police has asked for witnesses who may have been queueing for the Coastguard HQ boat ride at around 1pm on Thursday to come forward.

A 27-year-old woman from Witham, Essex, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of neglecting a child to cause unnecessary injury.

She has been released on police bail until July 26.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Zoe Eele, of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “We are investigating a distressing incident involving a very young child at Legoland Windsor earlier this week.

“Firstly, our thoughts are with the family of the boy who sadly died in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. We are supporting them as best we can at this extremely difficult time.

“We are working closely with the team at Legoland Windsor Resort but would like to speak to anyone who may have information about this incident, specifically anyone who was queueing for the Coastguard HQ boat ride between around 11.30am and 12:45pm.

“We have made an arrest in relation to this incident and are not looking for anyone else as a suspect.

“I would ask for the public to please avoid speculation about the incident and to respect the boy’s family at this deeply upsetting time.”

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