Witness Appeal Following Death Of Baby

Police need to trace woman who checked on baby's welfare at Tooting Broadway

Detectives investigating the death of a six-week-old baby are appealing for help in tracing a woman who may be able to help with their investigation.

The woman pictured (right) was seen at Tooting Broadway station on Thursday 27 November 2014, at 8.40 pm, near the escalator. She is believed to have seen the child who later died.

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Above: Police need to trace this woman who checked on the baby's welfare

Footage shows her checking on the child's welfare. The child is captured on the footage travelling with another woman.

At around 9.10am on Saturday 29 November 2014, officers attended an address in Russell Road, N13 following concerns for a child's welfare.

The six-week-old boy was found unconscious and unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at hospital a short while later.

A post-mortem examination held on 3 December 201, proved inconclusive and further toxicology tests are being carried out.

A man and a woman, both aged in their 40s, were arrested on Saturday 29 November, in connection with the death and subsequently charged.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, leading the investigation from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "As part of our investigation we are keen to trace a woman pictured on CCTV at Tooting Broadway station.

"This woman is potentially an important witness. If that is you, or you have any information, please come forward as soon as possible."

Anyone who can help is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8785 8099 or to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

February 20, 2015