Boy, three, dies in hospital after he and his mother fell into canal

A three-year-old boy has died in hospital after he and his mother fell into a canal in Berkshire.   

Emergency crews scrambled to the scene near a police station in Newbury at around 2pm yesterday following reports the mother and child had plunged into the River Kennet. 

Thames Valley Police were in attendance at the scene, where the River Kennet joins the Avon Canal near the A339 Newbury Ring Road, alongside paramedics and fire crews.

Emergency crews scrambled to the scene near a police station in Newbury at around 9pm following reports the mother and child had plunged into the River Kennet

Emergency crews scrambled to the scene near a police station in Newbury at around 9pm following reports the mother and child had plunged into the River Kennet

Emergency crews scrambled to the scene near a police station in Newbury at around 9pm following reports the mother and child had plunged into the River Kennet

The pair were recovered from the water and taken to hospital but there has been no update on their condition

The pair were recovered from the water and taken to hospital but there has been no update on their condition

The pair were recovered from the water and taken to hospital but there has been no update on their condition

The boy and his mother were quickly pulled from the water and rushed to hospital. 

The mother has reportedly been released from hospital and her son’s death is currently being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. 

It is still unclear how the pair came to be in the water   

Officers remain at the scene today and members of the public have been being urged to avoid the area.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said; ‘Thames Valley Police officers were called at about 2pm today following reports that a woman and a three-year-old child had fallen into the canal near Ash Bridge, close to the A339, Newbury.

Thames Valley Police were in attendance at the scene, where the River Kennet joins the Avon Canal near the A339 Newbury Ring Road, alongside paramedics and fire crews

Thames Valley Police were in attendance at the scene, where the River Kennet joins the Avon Canal near the A339 Newbury Ring Road, alongside paramedics and fire crews

Thames Valley Police were in attendance at the scene, where the River Kennet joins the Avon Canal near the A339 Newbury Ring Road, alongside paramedics and fire crews

Officers remain at the scene today and members of the public have been being urged to avoid the area.

Officers remain at the scene today and members of the public have been being urged to avoid the area.

Officers remain at the scene today and members of the public have been being urged to avoid the area.

‘Officers and other emergency services attended. Both the woman and child have been recovered from the water and are being taken to hospital for treatment at this time.

‘Officers remain on the scene and members of the public are asked to avoid the area.’

Anyone with information which could help an investigation into the incident is asked to call 101, quoting reference number INC-20210313-1050

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