A DAD and his girlfriend have been arrested on suspicion of homicide after his ‘cheeky’ six-year-old son died of head accidents.
Tom Hughes, 27, and Emma Tustin, 31, are being held after Arthur Hughes, six, died from severe head accidents sustained at their residence in Solihull, West Mids.
Cops had been known as to a home within the Shirley space of Solihull, on the outskirts of Birmingham, at round 3pm on Tuesday.
Arthur was rushed to hospital however died within the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The coroner’s workplace at the moment confirmed it had acquired a file on the schoolboy’s loss of life from police.
Against the law scene remained in place outdoors the semi-detached residence final evening, whereas floral tributes and a blue toy automobile had been laid within the entrance backyard in reminiscence of the boy.
Neighbours described Arthur – affectionately often called ‘Cheeky’ – as a eager Birmingham Metropolis fan who would proudly parade round in his Blues high, at all times smiling and laughing.
‘FULL OF LIFE’
It’s understood Arthur was taken to Birmingham Kids’s Hospital however medical doctors may do nothing to avoid wasting him.
Tustin, who together with Hughes has been named regionally, is believed to additionally go by the title of Emma Dutton.
One neighbour informed the Solar On-line: “The couple who’ve been arrested are known as Emma and Tom. The lad who died is known as Arthur – he’s Tom’s son.
“They acquired their subsequent door neighbour spherical to offer CPR. There are conflicting experiences flying round about what occurred. Somebody mentioned he fell off his trampoline.
“However the police have taken a great deal of baggage of proof and are nonetheless guarding the scene.
“He was a smiley child, he had brilliant blonde hair – he was energetic.
“It’s so unhappy. No-one actually is aware of what has gone on.”
‘WE WERE SO WORRIED’
One other resident mentioned: “The police have been right here for a couple of days and rumours had been going round that the little child had died.
“We had been all so apprehensive about him. It’s so unhappy. He was a wonderful boy – at all times laughing and smiling.
“It’s so, so unhappy. There’s at all times one thing happening round right here.”
They added: “I am unable to bear in mind the lad’s title – I simply used to name him ‘cheeky’ as he was at all times smiling.
“He used to cease to speak to me and my canine when he walked previous.”
MAN AND WOMAN ARRESTED
A spokesman from West Midlands Police mentioned: “A person and lady have been arrested after a six-year-old baby from Solihull was taken to hospital with severe head accidents on Tuesday.
“Sadly the boy died within the early hours of the next morning.
“Police had been known as to Cranmore Street round 3pm and an investigation has now been launched to find out how the kid happened his accidents.
“A put up mortem examination will happen in the end.
“A cordon stays in place on the property and the person, aged 27, and the 31-year-old lady presently stay in custody.”
Anybody with data ought to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.