Cheadle baby death: two women arrested after girl dies following ‘medical episode at nursery’

An eight-month-old girl suffered a medical episode at a nursery and tragically died in hospital the same day, police said.

Police investigating the death of an eight-month-old baby girl in Stockport have arrested two women.

Officers were called by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to a report of a child suffering a medical episode at a nursery on Mellor Road in Cheadle just before 3.20pm on Monday 9 May.

The girl was taken to hospital where she died the same day.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) announced on Friday (13 May) that two women, aged 35 and 34, have been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter.

They remained in custody for questioning on Friday afternoon, police said.

What else have police said?

Detective Superintendent Phil Duffy, from GMP’s Stockport CID, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the baby girl’s family who are understandably shocked and devastated and we’re doing everything we can to get them the answers they deserve.

“Since we were called, we’ve carried out a number of lines of enquiry already and now two arrests have been made as our investigation continues.

“Officers are continuing to work to establish the full facts around what happened and ascertain the circumstances behind this tragedy.

“This is a heartbreaking time for all those involved and we would ask that the public respect the family’s privacy at this time and avoid speculation whilst we continue to investigate.”

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Anyone affected by this incident or needing support can visit GM Victims here.