Father charged over the death of his six-year-old son

A father has been charged with causing or allowing the death of a child after the death of his six-year-old son, police have said.

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes died in hospital several hours after he was found unresponsive at a house on Cranmore Road in Solihull on Tuesday afternoon, West Midlands Police (WMP) explained.

The boy’s father Thomas Hughes, 27, and his partner, Emma Tustin, 31 – who live in the town of Shirley, have both been charged over the incident.

A post-mortem on Friday gave the cause of the child’s death as a head injury, the force added.

The pair are due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Detective Inspector Laura Harrison said: ‘Arthur’s death is deeply distressing and we have specialist officers with his family as they grieve his loss.

‘Our investigation continues even though we have charged two people in connection with Arthur’s death.

‘If anyone has any information I would urge them to contact us.’

Detectives can be contacted through the live chat function at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or on 101 anytime, the force said.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.