Two Charged Over West Lothian Baby Death
28 October 2016, 09:15
A man and a woman have been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a baby girl more than four months ago.
Three-month-old Sophia Williams died in Edinburgh's Sick Kids Hospital on June 5 after falling ill at Strathbrock family unit, a homelessness facility in Broxburn, West Lothian.
A police probe, led by senior detectives, was launched into the incident.
Police Scotland revealed on Thursday that an 18-year-old woman and a man, aged 21, have now been arrested over the child's death.
They are expected to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court on Friday.
Detective Inspector Rory Hamilton said: "An 18-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the death of a three-month-old baby girl from Broxburn.
"Sophia Williams passed away on Sunday June 5 within the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.
"A subsequent investigation was launched into her death, led by the major investigations team (MIT), and as a result of this effort two people have now been charged.''