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UPDATE: Two arrested following baby's death in Blackpool

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Published by Laura Pratt at 1:46pm 8th February 2019 (Updated 4:53pm 8th February 2019)

A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder - following a baby's death in Blackpool this morning.

Officers were called to Marton Drive at about 8am to reports of a baby being unresponsive.

Sadly, the 13-month-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Now two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A man aged 21 and a woman aged 24 are currently in custody.

A post mortem will now need to be carried out to establish how the little girl died.

Our thoughts are with her loved ones today.

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