Woman and one-year-old baby found dead in house after ‘concerns for welfare’ raised

6th January, 2022 5:12 pm

A WOMAN and a baby have been found dead at a house, police have said.

Cumbria Constabulary said it was called to an address in Whitehaven at 2.52pm on December 30 to concerns for the welfare of a woman. Upon arrival, officers made the grim discovery of the bodies of a one-year-old child and a woman in her twenties. A spokesman for the force said police were not treating the deaths as suspicious.

The coroner has been contacted in relation to the deaths, reports say.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Constabulary said: “Police attended an address in Wellington Row, Whitehaven, after being made aware at 2.52pm on December 30 of a concern for the welfare of a woman.

The spokesperson continued: “”Sadly, two people were found deceased in the address – a woman in her twenties and a one-year-old child.

“There are no suspicious circumstances at this time. The coroner has been contacted.”

The news comes as public awareness over welfare and concerns for safety are on the rise.

Last year, the death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes sparked national outrage at the lack of action taken by authorities.

The Government has since promised that a review will take place to address actions taken over concerns of welfare.

Source: Express.co.uk, January 2022

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