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Leiland Corkil images have emerged of a one-year-old boy who died of a head injury after being placed with foster parents, as police revealed last night that they had arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of murder.
The photographs show Leiland Corkill ‘happy and joyful’ with her biological mother, Laura, before her tragic death last month.
The one-year-old was rushed to Furness General Hospital in Cumbria with a severe head injury on January 6.
He died the next day, after being transferred to a dedicated children’s hospital.
His death sparked a murder investigation, with a man, 34, and a woman, 37, arrested on suspicion of murder.
Now, speaking to The Sun, Leiland’s grandmother, Yvonne Corkill, has described his death as “horrible.”
One-year-old Leiland Corkill was rushed to Furness General Hospital in Cumbria with a severe head injury on January 6
She told the newspaper: “He was a happy and joyful boy and we cannot believe what happened.”
Ms Corkill told the newspaper that she and Laura had rushed to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool after Leiland was transferred there from Furness General Hospital.
She added: ‘I was there when he was born and I was there at the end. I can’t believe the two were separated by a year.
According to the Sun, Leiland was cared for within 48 hours of his birth and later adopted.
Posting a photo of her and Leiland in August of last year, Laura spoke of her regret for ‘bad decisions’ in her past.
It comes after police revealed that a man and a woman had been arrested on suspicion of Leiland’s murder in what council heads describe as a “deeply distressing case.”
The boy was living with his adoptive parents in Barrow when police received a report from the Northwest Ambulance Service about the incident at a property in Cumbria.
He was still in the care of the Cumbria County Council, which has since referred themselves for independent review.
The child was living with adoptive parents in Barrow when he died while still under the care of Cumbria County Council, who have since referred themselves for an independent review. Pictured: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool
A 37-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man, both from Barrow, have been arrested on suspicion of murder, causing and allowing the death of a child and two other counts of assault / maltreatment / neglect / neglect of a child / youth . to cause unnecessary injury.
They have been released on bail pending an investigation.
John Readman, Executive Director of People at Cumbria County Council, said in a statement: ‘This is a deeply distressing case and our thoughts are with the child’s family.
‘We can confirm that he was cared for by the Local Authority and at the time of his death he was placed with adoptive parents.
“The county council, as part of the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership, has recommended that a comprehensive and independent review of the safeguards be conducted.
“A police investigation is also underway, so we cannot comment further at this time.”
Since then, the county council has recommended to the Child Protective Practices Review Panel that an independent investigation, formerly called the Serious Case Review, be launched.
Police received a report from North West Ambulance Service on January 6 this year regarding the incident at a property in Cumbria. Pictured: Cumbria County Council
Detective Superintendent Dean Holden, Chief of Crimes and Safeguards at Cumbria Police, said: ‘Two people have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the tragic death of a one-year-old boy in Barrow.
‘On January 6, police received a report from NWAS about an incident at a property in Barrow.
The boy was transferred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital from Furness General Hospital for specialized medical attention due to his critical condition.
“Unfortunately, the young man passed away on the afternoon of January 7.
A dedicated team of detectives and other specialists is conducting an investigation to establish all the circumstances of the death in full consultation with the coroner.
‘A 37-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man, both from Barrow, have been arrested on suspicion of murder, causing and allowing the death of a child, two counts of assault / abuse / neglect / abandonment of a child / youth to cause unnecessary injury.
Both have since been released on police bail, while detectives investigate all the circumstances.