Boy dies after Legoland incident, police launch appeal for witnesses

A five-month-old baby boy has died following an alleged ‘incident of neglect’ at Legoland Windsor Resort. The child, who was seriously injured, died in hospital on Sunday (5 May).

A 27-year-old woman from Witham, Essex, was arrested on suspicion of child neglect resulting in unnecessary injury. She has since been released on police bail until July 26, Thames Valley Police added.

The little boy reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest. The incident was reported at around 1pm on Thursday (May 2).

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Detective Constable Zoe Eele, from the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “We are investigating a distressing incident involving a very young child at Legoland Windsor earlier this week. Firstly, our thoughts are with the family of the boy who sadly died in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. We are supporting them as best we can at this extremely difficult time.

“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,” reports Surrey Live.

Police are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who was in line for the boat ride at Coast Guard headquarters between approximately 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Thames Valley Police can be contacted by calling 101 and quoting reference number INC-20240502-0977. A police spokesman said: “We have made an arrest in connection with this incident and are not looking for anyone else as a suspect. I would ask the public to refrain from speculating about the incident and to respect the boy’s family at this deeply troubling time.”

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