Seven-year-old boy found dead outside his Birmingham home in freezing temperatures

A seven-year-old schoolboy was found dead outside his home in Birmingham after suffering suspected hypothermia.

Hakeem Hussain died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

A 56-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of wilfully ill-treating and neglecting a child respectively.

Both have been bailed while police continue to investigate.

Two ambulances attended but nothing could be done to save Hakeem and he was declared dead at the scene.

The year 3 pupil attended Nechells Primary Academy, just yards from where he lived.

Police have said enquiries into the youngster’s death are continuing.

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A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “A man and woman were arrested on suspicion of wilfully ill-treating a child after a seven-year-old boy was found deceased at a property in Cook Street, Nechells, on Sunday, November 26, just after 7.30am.”

Nechells headteacher Ms Julie Wright has written to parents in the wake of the tragedy.

She said: “This loss to our academy community is sure to raise many emotions and concerns for our staff and pupils.

“We currently cannot provide any further information, however we would like to reassure you that there will be dedicated support in place at this difficult time.

“We are working with Birmingham City Council to ensure that staff and pupils have access to grief and bereavement counsellors.

“We are saddened by the loss to our academy community and will make every effort to support you and your child as you need.”

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