Baby suffers cardiac arrest at Legoland Windsor Resort

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A a five-month-old baby suffered a cardiac arrest at Legoland Windsor Resort -Credit:BerkshireLive - Grahame Larter

A five-month-old baby suffered a cardiac arrest at Legoland Windsor Resort. The baby boy was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition, said Thames Valley Police.

The incident in the theme park in Winkfield Road happened at around 1pm on Thursday (May 2). The police force is appealing for witnesses to a "neglect incident" at the resort.

A 27-year-old woman from Witham in Essex, was arrested yesterday (Sunday) on suspicion of neglecting a child to cause unnecessary injury. She has been released on police bail until July 26, said police.

Investigating officer detective constable Zoe Eele, of the child abuse investigation unit, said: “We are investigating a distressing incident involving a very young child at Legoland Windsor earlier this week.

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“Firstly, our thoughts are with the family of the boy who is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. We are supporting them as best we can at this extremely difficult time."

“We are working closely with the team at Legoland Windsor Resort but would like to speak to anyone who may have information about this incident, specifically anyone who was queueing for the Coastguard HQ boat ride between around 11.30am and 12:45pm.

“Get in touch either by calling 101 or via our website, quoting reference number 43240202786. Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.

“We have made an arrest in relation to this incident and are not looking for anyone else as a suspect. I would ask for the public to please avoid speculation about the incident and to respect the boy’s family at this deeply upsetting time.”

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