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Man and woman arrested over death of baby found dead in seafront hotel room in Newquay


A man and a woman have been arrested after a baby died at a hotel in a resort in Cornwall over the weekend. 

Police and paramedics were called to the Hotel Victoria in Newquay, Cornwall, on Saturday to the concern for the welfare of a baby.

The infant died and police are treating the cause as unexplained with the child’s next of kin also having been informed.

On Monday police confirmed a man and a woman were arrested in connection with the death – they have both been released on bail.

A spokesman for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust added: ‘We were called at 10.43am on Saturday, 11 November to an incident in Newquay and sent two double-crewed land ambulances, a critical care car and an operations officer.’ 

Police and paramedics were called to the Hotel Victoria in Newquay, Cornwall, where the tragic incident occurred

Police and paramedics were called to the Hotel Victoria in Newquay, Cornwall, where the tragic incident occurred

A full statement from Devon and Cornwall Police read: ‘Police were called at 10.50am on Saturday, 11 November to a property in Newquay following reports of concern for the welfare of a baby.

‘The baby was pronounced deceased a short time later. Next of kin have been informed. 

‘The death is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries remain ongoing.

‘A 27-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of causing or allowing the death of a child.

‘They have been released on police bail whilst enquiries continue.’

MailOnline has approached the Victoria Hotel for more information on the tragic incident.  



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