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Man and woman arrested after death of 12-year-old boy in Shrewsbury

By David Banner | Harlescott | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of causing the death of a 12-year-old boy in Shrewsbury.

Emergency services including the Midlands Air Ambulance rushed to an address in Field Close, off Meadow Farm Way in Harlescott, at about 4.45pm on Saturday.

A 12-year-old boy suffered a cardiac arrest and was treated at the scene before being taken by land ambulance to Princess Royal Hospital in Telford where he was pronounced dead.

A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of causing/allowing the death of a child and have been released on police bail while investigations continue.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford was also on scene.

Residents reported about half a dozen police cars at the address, and witnesses say the air ambulance circled the area before landing near to The Lantern Centre.

A WMAS spokesman said: "We were called at 4.45pm to reports of a medical emergency at a private address off Meadow Farm Way, Harlescott.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

"On arrival we discovered one patient, a boy, who was in a serious condition. Following treatment at the scene he was transported to Princess Royal Hospital on blue lights and sirens."

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