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Newborn baby girl drowns in a bathtub in Shalvey, western Sydney

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An 8-week old baby girl has died after drowning in the bathtub of a western Sydney home.   

Emergency services attended house in Shalvey at around midday on Tuesday after reports a baby was unresponsive.

The newborn was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital in a serious condition, but she couldn’t be revived. 

It’s believed a man arrived home and found the baby, before discovering her 35-year-old mother in distress in the backyard, 7News reports.

Homicide detectives are preparing to interview the mother, who is currently undergoing a mental health assessment in hospital.

A crime scene has been established at the property, and investigations are continuing.

A family friend said the baby girl was ‘bubbly, adorable’ and always smiling.

More to come.  

This post was first published on DailyMail.

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