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Post-mortem after death of boy, seven, in Birmingham


A post-mortem examination is due to take place later into the death of a seven-year-old boy.Hakeem Hussain was found dead in Cook Street in Nechells, Birmingham, on Sunday. The Birmingham Mail reported he died from suspected hypothermia.A man, 56, and a 35-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of wilfully ill-treating a child have been released under investigation.Birmingham City Council confirmed Hakeem was known to the authority.It said in a statement: “We are working with police and health to establish all the circumstances leading to his death.”The multi-agency Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board is aware of the case and will decide whether it meets the criteria for a serious case review.”Midlands Live: Temporary closures and new ward for ‘winter NHS pressures’; more dogs suspected to have deadly Alabama Rot disease

The Birmingham Mail said it understood Hakeem may have been outdoors in near freezing temperatures for some time before he was found dead.West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a property in Cook Street just after 07:30 GMT on Sunday following reports a boy had suffered a cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.The newspaper reported Hakeem was a year three pupil at Nechells Primary E-Act Academy and head teacher Julie Wright had written to parents in the wake of the death. It is reported she said: “This loss to our academy community is sure to raise many emotions and concerns for our staff and pupils.”We are saddened by the loss… and will make every effort to support you and your child as you need.”
Source: BBC Black Country