Murdered toddler plea

Khaleel Hussain

Detectives investigating the murder of a toddler have appealed for people who had contact with him to help them build up a picture of his life.

Khaleel Hussain
Khaleel Hussain

Officers say they are keen to speak to further witnesses with information which could assist their inquiries into the death of two-year-old Khaleel Hussain.

Khaleel, who lived in the city’s Stoke area, died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital on 22nd October after suffering a serious head injury.

Although a post-mortem examination proved inconclusive, the boy’s death is being treated as murder and a 21-year-old man and 25-year old woman, arrested in connection with the investigation, remain on police bail.

Detective Chief Inspector Dean Young, from the Coventry Police Public Protection Unit, said: “We are still trying to piece together exactly what happened before Khaleel suffered the injuries that ultimately led to his death.

Birmingham Childrens Hospital
Birmingham Childrens Hospital

“As part of our ongoing inquiry, I am keen to speak to anyone who had contact with him or his family during his very short life, particularly in the days and weeks before he died.

“We have spoken to lots of people as part of the investigation so far, but I’m sure there are others out there who may have information that could help us and I would urge them to come forward.”

Anyone who can assist the investigation should contact the Public Protection Unit at Coventry Police on 101 or the Crimestoppers service anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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