12th Aug, 2020

Dad and partner charged over death of boy, 6, in Solihull

Editorial Correspondent 21st Jun, 2020 Updated: 21st Jun, 2020

A DAD and his partner have been charged over the death of a six-year-old boy from Solihull.

Officers were called to a house in Cranmore Road at around 3pm on Tuesday (June 16) where Arthur Labinjo-Hughes was found unresponsive.

The youngster, who was found in cardiac arrest, was taken to hospital where he sadly died in the early hours of the following morning.

A post mortem examination carried out on Friday revealed he died from a head injury.

Arthur’s father Thomas Hughes (27) and his partner Emma Tustin (31) – both from Cranmore Road in Shirley – were arrested on Tuesday and have now been charged with causing or allowing the death of a child.

They will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Monday (22 June).

Detective Inspector Laura Harrison, from the Homicide Unit, said: “Arthur’s death is deeply distressing and we have specialist officers with his family as they grieve his loss.

“Our investigation continues even though we have charged two people in connection with Arthur’s death.

“If anyone has any information I would urge them to contact us.”

Detectives can be contacted via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or on 101 anytime.

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