UPDATE

This is an update on the police investigation into the unexplained death of an 18 month-old boy in Meir, Stoke-on-Trent yesterday.
 Tragically, examinations have revealed that the cause of death was head injury.
 Detectives are now treating the incident as an unlawful killing.
A 32-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent has this evening been charged with murder.
 He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Stoke-on-Trent Magistrates on Monday
morning.
The 29-year-old woman has been released without charge and will receive support from specially trained officers.
Thank you to all who have posted messages of sympathy. We will ensure that these are passed on.
Arrests made in baby death

Two people have been arrested in connection with the sudden death of an  18-month-old boy, police said.

Paramedics took the toddler from a house in Woodgate Street, Meir, Staffs, to  the University Hospital of North Staffordshire yesterday morning but he could  not be saved.

A spokeswoman for Staffordshire Police said the boy’s death is being treated  as unexplained.

She added: “Police have arrested a 32-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman,  both from the Stoke-on-Trent area, in connection with this incident.

“They are currently being questioned by detectives.”

The identification of the youngster has not yet been released and a post  mortem examination is to be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Officers are carrying out house-to-house inquiries and investigations at the  scene, the spokeswoman added.

Anyone with any information about the incident is being asked to call the  force on 101.

West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed it was called to the Woodgate  Street property just after 10.05am.

A community first responder, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew  attended before the boy was taken to hospital.

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