Baby who went into cardiac arrest at Legoland Windsor has died, say police

Baby who went into cardiac arrest at Legoland Windsor has died, say police

A baby who suffered a cardiac arrest at Legoland Windsor Resort has died, police have said.

The five-month-old was seriously injured on Thursday in what Thames Valley police have called a “neglect incident”. The child died in hospital on Sunday. A 27-year-old woman from Essex was arrested on suspicion of neglect shortly after the incident.

“Firstly, our thoughts are with the family of the boy who sadly died in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest,” said the investigating officer, DC Zoe Eele, on Tuesday. “We are supporting them as best we can at this extremely difficult time.

The officer, who serves in the child abuse investigation unit, added: “We are investigating a distressing incident involving a very young child at Legoland Windsor earlier this week. We are working closely with the team at Legoland Windsor Resort but would like to speak to anyone who may have information about this incident, specifically anyone who was queueing for the Coastguard HQ boat ride between around 11.30am and 12:45pm.

“Get in touch either by calling 101 or via our website, quoting reference number INC-20240502-0977. Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.

“We have made an arrest in relation to this incident and are not looking for anyone else as a suspect. I would ask for the public to please avoid speculation about the incident and to respect the boy’s family at this deeply upsetting time.”

The arrested woman has been bailed until 26 July, Thames Valley police said.