Boy, 10, dies after being found unconscious at Birmingham property

A 10-year-old boy has died after being found unconscious at a property in Birmingham.

West Midlands Police said his death is being treated as unexplained.

The child was found at an address in Blossomville Way in Acocks Green on Thursday morning.

A post-mortem examination is set to take place in due course, police said.

In a tweet, the force said: "Sadly a 10-year-old child has died after being found unconscious at an address on Blossomville Way, Acocks Green this morning (22 August).

"His death is currently being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem will take place in due course."

According to reports, the child's body was found inside a caravan.

A resident who did not want to be named told The Sun: "I saw police and ambulance at the house going in the caravan on the driveway and someone said a young boy was found dead inside.

"From what I know, the parents weren't at home and only arrived about lunch time and were met by the police at the property."

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to the property at 7.19am.

A spokesman added: "On arrival we discovered one patient, a boy, who was in a critical condition.

"He received specialist trauma care at the scene before being transported to Heartlands Hospital.

"Sadly, it later became apparent at hospital that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased."

West Midlands Police said that their inquiries are continuing.

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