POLICE have confirmed they treating the death of a one-year-old boy at a Dudley nursery as suspicious and have made six arrests.
A criminal investigation was launched following an inspection by Ofsted after the boy’s death on December 9.
Officers have said the nursery, in Bourne Street, Dudley, has been closed by Ofsted along with other linked premises.
They have confirmed that Three women, aged 20, 23 and 50, were arrested on December 16 on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter and subsequently released on bail with strict conditions while enquiries continue.
A further three women, aged 51, 53 and 37, were arrested on 4 January 2023. Two were arrested on suspicion of corporate manslaughter and one on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “The family of the baby boy is being supported by specially trained officers.
“A post-mortem has taken place but further tests will be conducted to establish the exact cause of death”.