Police investigate death of York baby

Melrosegate in York. Photograph © Google Street View
28 Dec 2016 @ 12.44 pm
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Police are investigating the sudden death of a baby in York.

The seven-month-old baby died on November 3 at a property in Melrosegate.

Detectives are currently running a joint investigation with South Yorkshire Trading Standards involving a company called Playtime Beds UK Ltd.

A 35-year-old man from Rotherham has been interviewed under caution and is assisting police with their ongoing enquiries.

Police are appealing to customers of Playtime Beds UK Ltd to contact the York Serious Crime team if they have any safety concerns, or if a child has suffered an injury in relation to a purchased bed.

You can contact police

by email here
by phone: 01609 643642. This number is not manned but please leave a message and someone will get back to you.
Please quote reference 12160199607.

‘Stop using the bed’

A bed from Playtime Beds Ltd

The company that makes the beds under investigation has, according to a statement on its website, ceased trading but its owners “are working with Sheffield City Council’s Trading Standards Department regarding safety concerns in relation to various hazards, associated with particular bespoke products, that the business has manufactured and supplied”.

Playtime Beds Limited was founded in March 2015. Prior to that the products were supplied by Craig Williams trading as Playtime Beds using Facebook and eBay since 2011.

The statement says:

Craig Williams and Playtime Beds Ltd would strongly advise that until such time that they are able to determine which bed and extras you purchased, you stop using the bed immediately either for sleep or play, and ensure that children in particular do not climb, sleep in it or play in or on it.