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Baby dies after falling ill in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 October 2018

A baby boy died on Sunday after being rushed to hospital from an address in Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, on Friday. Pic: GOOGLE

A baby boy died on Sunday after being rushed to hospital from an address in Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, on Friday. Pic: GOOGLE

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A baby has died after being rushed to hospital on Friday.

The nine-month-old boy fell ill in Beconotree Avenue, Dagenham.

Police were called at 11.37am on Friday and told a child had fallen ill. They rushed him to hospital and a police cordon was put in place. The Met confirmed the baby died yesterday.

A Met spokesman said: “The baby boy, aged about nine months, was taken to hospital but sadly died. The next of kin are aware of the death.”

Officers have not released the baby’s name. A post-mortem date has yet to be confirmed. An inquest into the death is to open “in due course”, police said.

Enquiries continue.

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