What happened in Cheadle Hulme?
Following the death of an eight-month-old baby in Stockport, two women were arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter. The North West Ambulance Service contacted police at Tiny Toes Children’s Day Nursery on Mellor Road in Cheadle Hulme just before 3:20 pm on Monday (May 9) to report a baby having a medical crisis.
An eight-month-old daughter was rushed to the hospital, but she passed away that day. Two ladies, ages 35 and 34, were arrested and charged with gross negligence manslaughter. They are still being held in prison, awaiting questioning by authorities.
Greater Manchester Police said the investigation is still ongoing as they work to determine the “whole facts” of what transpired. Members of the public have been asked by the force to avoid speculation.
GMP’s Stockport CID Detective Superintendent Phil Duffy said: “We’re thinking of the infant girl’s family, who are obviously shocked and distraught, and we’re doing everything we can to help them get the answers they deserve. We’ve already conducted a number of lines of inquiry since being called, and two arrests have been made as our investigation continues. Officers are still working to piece together all of the evidence and determine the circumstances surrounding this tragedy.”
He further added, “This is a tough moment for everyone involved, and we ask that the public respect the family’s privacy and refrain from speculation as we investigate.”
Tiny Toes Children’s Day Nursery owner Franck Pelle previously told the Manchester Evening News: “At this difficult moment, our warmest condolences and deepest sympathies are with the parents and family. We are working closely with all people involved to assist, and we are unable to speak further at this time owing to the sensitivity of the situation and the current inquiry.”
While the inquiry is ongoing, Ofsted acknowledged that it has suspended this setting to give time for other agencies to finish their investigations.’
“The council is aware of the tragic news of the death of an eight-month-old child at a business on Mellor Road in Cheadle [Hulme],” a Stockport council spokesperson added. “First and foremost, our hearts break for the family during this difficult time. We are unable to make any additional comments while the investigation is ongoing.”