Baby dies in Newquay hotel as cops arrest husband and wife over ‘unexplained’ tragedy

A man and woman have been arrested after a baby died in a hotel in Cornwall.

Police and paramedics were called to the Hotel Victoria in Newquay on Saturday to attend to the welfare of a baby.

A baby died in the Hotel Victoria


A baby died in the Hotel Victoria

The child died and police consider the cause to be “unexplained.” The next of kin have been informed.

Police today confirmed that a man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the death.

Both were released on bail.

Witnesses said several police and emergency responders were at the hotel on East Street.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police were called to a property in Newquay at 10.50am on Saturday November 11 following reports of concerns about the welfare of a baby.”

“The baby was pronounced dead a short time later. The next of kin have been informed. The death is currently being treated as unexplained and the investigation is ongoing.”

“A 27-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of causing or permitting the death of a child. They have been released on police bail while investigations continue.”

A spokesman for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust added: “We were called to an incident in Newquay at 10.43am on Saturday November 11 and dispatched two dual-crew land ambulances, an intensive care van and an incident commander.”

John Verrall

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