Bristol: Police reveal 10-month-old child was discovered useless alongside woman and boy at dwelling | EUROtoday

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A lady stays in police custody after police revealed a 10-month-old child was among the many three youngsters discovered useless at a house in Bristol on Sunday.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed on Monday morning that the victims have been a seven-year-old boy, a three-year-old woman, and a 10-month-old boy.

Officers attended a priority for welfare name in Blaise Walk, in Sea Mills, at round 12.40am and found three younger youngsters contained in the property.

They have been pronounced useless a short while later.

Ch Insp Hayward-Melen confirmed the ages of the three youngsters who died throughout a briefing on Monday morning


The 42-year-old lady has been arrested on suspicion of homicide and is at present being handled in hospital for accidents which aren’t believed to be life-threatening.

The lady is believed to be a Sudanese nationwide and to have lived on the handle along with her husband – though it’s understood he wasn’t on the dwelling on the time of the incident.

The drive will at present make a proper referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) on the case. It’s understood it’s over contact made with the household.

The house is a semi-detached property situated in a quiet residential road in Sea Mills, which is situated on the banks of the River Avon round 4 miles north west of Bristol metropolis centre.

Speaking from the scene to reporters, Chief Inspector Vicks Hayward-Melen mentioned: “I’d like to start by saying this is a terrible and deeply distressing tragedy in which three young children have lost their lives. Our thoughts are very much with the children’s loved ones who are going through an horrendous ordeal.”

“We were first called by a member of the public who was concerned for the welfare of the occupants early on Sunday. Officers arrived at about 12.40am and found three children whose lives could not be saved.”

She added: “Formal identification has not yet taken place, but we believe the victims are a boy aged seven, a girl of three and a 10-month-old boy. Their next of kin have been informed and are being given all the help and support they need by specialist family liaison officers.”

The demise of the three youngsters has despatched shockwaves by way of the area people.

A forensic tent within the backyard of one of many properties in Blaise Walk in Sea Mills


Sea Mills Primary School introduced it could be closed on Monday morning and reopen at 1.30pm. Sea Mills Play Group additionally mentioned it could not open on Monday.

In an announcement, the playgroup mentioned: “Due to the tragic events in our community today, playgroup will be cancelled tomorrow morning. Our hearts go out to the family and their friends, neighbours, school friends and wider community.”

Churches have been additionally offering help. On Sunday night time, one held a vigil, whereas a number of extra are open at present for folks to come back in and talk about any issues they’ve.

Ch Insp Hayward-Melen mentioned: “We’ve been humbled by the community response to this tragedy. At a time of great sadness and disbelief, we’ve seen spontaneous acts of care and support. Within hours of the incident occurring, a local church was opened up for people to gather and mourn.

Police at the scene in Blaise Walk on Sunday night

(PA Wire)

“This is what being in a community is all about and we’d like to thank all those who continue to offer this important and selfless service.

“The death of such young children is a great shock to the whole community and this incident has had a profound and deep impact on all of us in the police. We’ll be making sure all those involved in the response and the subsequent investigation are given any welfare support they may need.”

A lady regionally, who didn’t want to be named, described the arrested lady as “lovely”.