Child Death 36 hour custody extension granted

Police have been authorised to further question a 37-year-old woman following the death of a child.

Police have not released any details surrounding the child’s death and have not released the charges the woman is being held on.

South Wales Police is continuing to investigate the death of a child, which occurred at a property in Brithweunydd Road, Trealaw on Friday 8 June.

A 37 year-old woman, who is currently in police custody, has had a further 36 hour extension to her detention which was granted at court this morning.

Police are continuing to question the suspect and are awaiting results of a post mortem, which is taking place today, to determine the cause of death.

Detective Superintendent Richard Jones from the Major Crime Investigation Team said:

“Our thoughts go out to the family and friends in what is a traumatic incident. I would like to thank them for speaking with us and assisting our investigation, at what is clearly a very difficult time for them. I would also like to thank the local community for their patience, given the significant police activity in the area over the past 36 hours.


“In addition, I want to remind members of the public to demonstrate responsibility when using social media. Some information has been both upsetting for family members and could compromise the investigation – and future court proceedings.


“The investigation is continuing and I would urge anyone with information concerning this incident, and who has not already spoken to the police, to call South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference 1800207700.”