POLICE have launched a probe after a three-month-old baby was found dead at a house.
Officers have launched an investigation into the unexplained death of the three-month-old baby girl who was discovered inside the house in Blackhall Colliery.
Emergency services were called to the house at 5.20am on Friday, June 27, where paramedics found the baby that was not breathing and had no heart beat.
The youngster was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton.
Detectives and scenes of crime officers were sent into the property to carry out investigations after the discovery, and a post mortem examination is to be carried out on the little girl’s body to try to establish a cause of death.
Officers say her death is being treated as neither suspicious nor unsuspicious at this stage.
A spokeswoman for Durham Constabulary said: “Police were called to an address in Blackhall Colliery on the morning of Friday, June 27, following reports of the death of a three-month-old baby.
“The early stages of an investigation into the circumstances of the death is underway, at this time it remains unexplained.”
A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called to an address in Blackhall Colliery at 5.20am.
“We arrived at 5.26am. There was a child involved in this incident, who was not breathing and there was no heart beat.
“The patient was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees.”