Man Questioned Over Death of Wakefield Boy

A man has been arrested and is being questioned by detectives follwing the death of a child in Wakefield.

Police were called after the ambulance service attended a house on Aberford Road at 11.40am on Monday.

The boy was taken to nearby Pinderfields Hospital but he died later from his injuries, West Yorkshire Police said.

A 34-year-old man was arrested and is being questioned about the death.

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: ``We were called by the ambulance service to a house on Aberford Road, in Wakefield, at 11.40am yesterday.

"Paramedics were treating a child there. A five-year-old boy was taken to Pinderfields Hospital, where he later died.

"Inquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances surrounding his death.

"A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death and is currently in police custody.''