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Decomposed body of a child found

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1:08pm 23rd September 2011

A man and a woman are being questioned by police after the decomposed body of a young child was found in a house in Yorkshire.

It's been confirmed that the child's a little boy, and the body has been dead for some time.

Officers made the grim discovery when they were called to Bradford on Wednesday afternoon.

STATEMENT FROM WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE

Police were called to a property in Heaton, Bradford at around 2.40pm on Wednesday September 21, after concerns were raised about the occupants of the house.

Officers attended and discovered the body of a young boy believed to be aged 3 1/2 years old.  Enquiries are ongoing today to confirm a cause of death

A 40 year old woman has been arrested in connection with the death of the child and remains in Police custody today.

A 22 year old man has also been arrested in connection with the death and also remains in custody today

Other children at the property have been taken into care by Social Services and Police are not seeking anyone else in connection with the enquiry.

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