Newborn baby's 'unexplained' death sparks police investigation

Newborn baby's 'unexplained' death sparks police investigation

Cleveland Police was called to Wordsworth Road in Teesville on Friday, with officers remaining over the weekend

The death of a newborn baby in Teesville has sparked a police probe.

Cleveland Police was called to the Wordsworth Road on Friday, with officers remaining over the weekend.

A force spokeswoman confirmed on Monday that a probe had been launched into the so far "unexplained" death of the child.

She said: "Officers are carrying out enquiries to establish how a newborn baby died, the death is currently unexplained.”

No more details about the circumstances of the baby's death have been released.

Neighbours say detectives have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the area and asking for CCTV footage.

Witnesses say an area around a bin in the nearby and now-closed Eston Hotel car park, off Fabian Road, was taped off.

It is not known whether this is linked to the death.

 
The back of The Eston Hotel where police activity was focused over the weekend
The back of The Eston Hotel where police activity was focused over the weekend

One resident said: "Police have been present on Wordsworth Road, Teesville, since 3pm on Friday.

"Residents have been questioned as to if we have seen anything but no one is telling us anything at all apart from an incident has occurred.

"We are concerned as we have a lot of young children on our estate.

"The police had also taped off a bin in the Eston hotel car park and a police van was present there for 48 hours."

A woman who lives on nearby Spencer Road said she also saw police in the car park of the Eston Hotel.

“It happened overnight so we didn’t see much of what happened," she said.

"There were loads of police in the car park. I don’t know what happened but officers were asking people if we had CCTV that they could look at.”

A man, who also lives on Spencer Road, said he was asked for CCTV too.

He said there were only one or two police vehicles at the pub, and he noticed them from 3pm Friday to Saturday there were police there.

“Police were knocking all of the neighbours if they had CCTV.

"They were parked in the car park but it had nothing to do with the hotel.

"We don’t know what and the police wouldn’t tell us.

"I’ve not even heard any rumours either so we don’t know what’s happening.”

There was no police presence in Wordsworth Road or at the pub on Monday.

 


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