A MAN has been released on bail following the death of a nine-week-old baby.

On Friday 30 November, just before 8pm, emergency services were called to a house in the Barnsley area, after it was reported that the child was in cardiac arrest.

He remained in hospital for a number of days but sadly died on Monday 3 December.

Enquiries into the baby’s death continue, and the 29-year-old man previously arrested in connection to the death has been bailed.

Detective Inspector Mark Oughton said: “This is of course an extremely sensitive case that has understandably provoked emotion and had an impact within the local community. I’d like to take this opportunity to reiterate the importance of people being mindful of comments they are making on social media platforms.

“While the baby has now been formally identified, at the request of the family we will not be releasing the baby’s name or a photograph at this time. I’d ask that you please respect their wishes for privacy at this incredibly difficult time.

“Our enquiries are continuing and further tests remain underway to establish the exact cause of death. Anyone with concerns or information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 851 of November 30 2018.”