1. Five-year-old boy found dead after being ‘punished for wetting the bed’.
— The Sun (@TheSun) February 6, 2017
A five-year-old boy was found dead near a canal just 200m from his home after he was allegedly punished for ‘wetting the bed’, The Sun reports.
It’s believed the boy died after suffering a cardiac arrest, and was found wearing only his underwear in northern France’s Aire-sur-la-Lys.
The boy’s father, 30, and 20-year-old mother were arrested after police believed the boy suffered from physical abuse before his death. The parents had called for an ambulance after discovering the boy’s body near their home.
“The investigation must determine whether the child died of cold, if this is the result of a fall, or a case of abuse,” a police spokesman told French publication Le Parisien.
“A child of five years died in suspicious conditions as to the explanations that have been given, with a medical reason not established at this time. The suspicious conditions of this death led us to put the parents in custody on suspicion of violence causing death,” Patrick Leleu, the prosecutor of the Republic of Saint-Omer, said.
2. Australian Federal Police officer dies after shooting at Melbourne CBD headquarters.
— 7News Yahoo7 (@Y7News) February 6, 2017