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Parents arrested on suspicion of murder of 18 month-old

The parents of an 18-month-old baby boy have been arrested on suspicion of his murder

The parents of an 18-month-old baby boy have been arrested on suspicion of his murder.

Levi-Blu was rushed to hospital after collapsing at his home in the early hours of Wednesday, February 20.

Parents Danielle Cassin, 25, and Marcus Piper, 29, were originally arrested on charges of willful neglect but the pair were re-arrested on suspicion of the toddler’s murder last Friday, February 22.

They have since been released on bail while police carry out their investigation.

In a Facebook post, Levi-Blu’s grandmother, Angela Cassin, aged 46, wrote: “It is with the greatest sadness that I write this but it will be in the papers soon our special baby Levi died of internal injuries and it is being classed as murder.”

Daughter Danielle replied in a lengthy post: “I lost my baby and have been carted off like a criminal I can’t grieve my heart is broken he was my baby and nobody wants justice more than me.

“I love that boy with all my heart and anybody who knows us know that he was my life and he has been snatched from me anyone who thinks any different obviously does not no [sic] me.”

A West Midlands Police spokesman confirmed they had launched a murder probe into the death.

“We were called by the ambulance service to an address in Nightingale Avenue at Castle Bromwich just before 5am on Wednesday, February 20, following a report of a child who had collapsed,” said the spokesman.

Tributes have been left at the parents one-bedroom flat while messages have been flooding into a Facebook page to Levi-Blu, which has already gained over 1,900 ‘likes’ for the toddler.

One, from Rachel Ellis, reads: “Rest in peace lil man another angel in the sky xxx.”



Cathrina Hulse
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