Police continue to question 19-year-old over toddler death

Police are continuing to question a 19-year-old woman on suspicion of murder following the death of a toddler in Stoke-on-Trent.

The body of a two-year-old girl was discovered at an address in Packett Street in Fenton yesterday morning.

She has yet to be formally identified.

A 19-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody, while a 22-year-old man arrested yesterday has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Scenes of crime officers spent several hours examining the property and an alleyway yesterday, as part of the ongoing investigation. The address remains cordoned off and the ongoing examination of the premises will continue for a number of days.

Specialist officers are now supporting the family.

Members of the public have laid flowers and teddies at the scene.


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