A newborn baby’s death at a Manchester maternity hospital is being investigated by police for gross negligence manslaughter as her heartbroken parents paid tribute to their ‘brave girl’.
Polly Lindop died within 24 hours of being born at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, on March 13 this year.
Paying tribute to their daughter, Polly’s parents said: ‘As Polly’s parents we would like to thank everyone at [Greater Manchester Police] for their continual efforts everyday in gaining us answers.
‘Our beautiful brave baby girl Polly, we love you and miss you every day. Sleep tight my darling.’
Concerns were raised to the coroner and police following the baby’s death.
Police say a number of staff at St Mary’s Hospital have been spoken to as witnesses
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have now confirmed that detectives from the Major Incident Team are investigating possible gross negligence manslaughter.
A number of staff at the hospital, which is run by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, have been spoken to in connection with Polly’s death, although no arrests have been made.
DCI Mark Davis, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: ‘First, I want to express my condolences to the parents of Polly at what is an extremely difficult time for them. Our thoughts will remain with them as we carry out our investigation.
Polly Lindop died within 24 hours of being born at St Mary’s Hospital in March this year
‘A number of hospital staff have been spoken to as witnesses by officers and no arrests have been made at this time.
‘The hospital trust has been fully cooperative with the police and all relevant authorities have been kept informed.
‘The investigation into Polly’s death is ongoing and her family will continue to be kept updated in relation to any significant developments.’
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