Mystery death of boy, 3, as mum and his twin rushed to hospital in Wales

POLICE are investigating after a three-year-old was found dead at a house in Cardiff – while his twin sibling and mum were also rushed to hospital.

The family are believed to be refugees who were living in temporary accommodation in the city.

An investigation into the three-year-old's "unexplained" death is underway.

There have been no arrests.

It is understood the dead child had a disability and was under the care of a UK children's hospital.

A spokesman for South Wales Police said: "We can confirm the sudden and unexplained death of a young child at a house in Cardiff.

"Officers were called to the property in Cathays at 5.40pm on Monday, June 29.

"Cause of death has not been confirmed and enquiries are ongoing."

The family were being housed by Clearsprings Ready Homes on behalf of the Home Office asylum support system.

The Home Office said in a statement: "We are aware of an incident in which a young child sadly died.

"Our thoughts are with their family and we are working with the local authorities and our providers to ensure they have as much support as possible.

"It would be inappropriate to comment while an investigation is ongoing and before all of the facts have been established."

A spokesman for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said it was "co-operating with the investigation" but could not comment further "at this time".

An inquest is expected to open in the coming weeks.

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