Heartbroken neighbours leave Flowers and tributes outside home where tragic Doncaster toddler, 2, died

Flowers have been left outside a house where a Doncaster toddler at the centre of a murder probe was found.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 10:18 am
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 4:14 pm

The two-year-old, who has not yet been named, was found by paramedics in cardiac arrest at a house on Bosworth Road, Adwick, on Wednesday.

He was taken to hospital but could not be saved and died the following day.

A murder investigation was launched and a man, 36 and woman, 32, were arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Flowers have been left at a house where a Doncaster toddler, believed to have been murdered, fell ill
Flowers have been left at a house where a Doncaster toddler, believed to have been murdered, fell ill

They remain in police custody this morning.

A post mortem examination was carried out yesterday but the results are not yet known.

This morning a woman and two children visited the house where the tragic toddler fell ill and left two bouquets of flowers outside.

The family, who live in Bosworth Road, left a card, which reads: “Thinking of all your loved ones. Fly high, sweetheart’.”

Sarah Copson, who also lives in the same street, said: “Everyone is in complete shock.

“I have grandchildren and I keep bursting into tears thinking about what’s happened.

“You just don’t think anything like this will ever happen, let alone on your own doorstep. It’s so horrible.”

The house where emergency services were called to on Wednesday morning remains under police guatd this morning while detectives continue to piece together the circumstances surrounding the young boy’s death.

House-to-house enquiries have been carried out in the street.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 293 of January 8.