Brit mum arrested in France after baby is found dead in bed
unidentified mother, in her 30s, was abroad with her husband and
another child, aged three, at the property in the Basque province of
Labourd in south-west.
The father found the baby’s body before frantically raising the alarm.
“The suspect death of a baby was recorded at the scene”
Bayonne prosecutor Marc Mariee said:
Bayonne prosecutor Marc Mariee said: “The suspect death of a baby was recorded at the scene.”
an initial probe, detectives’ attention very quickly moved towards the
mother, who was placed under criminal investigation, Mr Mariee told
French national news agency AFP.
The family, due to return to the UK yesterday after a week away, were all sleeping in a single room.
A coroner found the baby did not die from natural causes and almost certainly suffocated, according to reports.
An autopsy is due to be performed next week.
The entire family is expected to remain in France, at least during the early stages of the enquiry into the tragedy.
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