Witham woman arrested after baby suffers cardiac arrest at Legoland Windsor

Police are investigating the incident at Legoland
Police are investigating the incident at Legoland -Credit:Google

A five-month old baby is in critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest at Legoland Windsor. Emergency services were called at around 1pm on Thursday, May 2.

The boy remains in a critical condition in hospital. A 27-year-old woman from Essex has been arrested on suspicion of neglecting a child to cause unnecessary injury.

The woman, from Witham, has been released on bail until July 26. Thames Valley Police is urging anyone with information to contact the force.

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Investigating officer Detective Constable Zoe Eele, of the Thames Valley Police Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “We are investigating a distressing incident involving a very young child at Legoland Windsor earlier this week. 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 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.”