First Picture of Baby who has died of suspected heart attack in Croydon. A neighbour described the young mum Ciara Johnston, running down stairs screaming, “my baby is not breathing”, just before lunchtime on Tuesday.
Paramedics from the London Ambulance services tried to save the baby who was rushed to hospital but he sadly died.
The woman who asked not to be named said that she rung for an ambulance and waited with the mother for the paramedics to arrive. The distraught mum just cradled the baby who was very blue and limp, said the woman, who described her as a lovely caring mum. It’s just so tragic. My Daughter used to play with her son. I have had to explain to her what has happened.
A spokesman for the Met Police said : Officers were called at 11:26pm on Tuesday, 25 February to a residential address in Colson Road, Croydon.
London Ambulance Service (LAS) had alerted police to a child of 17 months in cardiac arrest.
The boy was taken to a south London hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
His family have been informed.
A forensic scene is in place.
The death is being treated as unexplained.
The inquiry is being led by detectives from the South Area Command Unit.
There has been no arrest.