Police have charged a father and his partner over the shocking death of a six-year-old boy from Solihull.

Officers were called to a house in Cranmore Road at around 3pm on Tuesday (16 June) where little Arthur Labinjo-Hughes was found unresponsive.

The youngster, who was found in cardiac arrest, was taken to hospital where he sadly died in the early hours of the following morning.

A post mortem examination carried out on Friday revealed the young lad had tragically died from a head injury.

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes died after being found collapsed at a house in SolihullWMP
Thomas Hughes has been arrested over the shocking death of his 6-year-old son Arthur

Arthur’s father Thomas Hughes, (27-year-old), and his partner Emma Tustin, (31-year-old) – both from Cranmore Road in Shirley – were arrested on Tuesday and have now been charged with causing or allowing the death of a child.

Detective Inspector Laura Harrison, from the Homicide Unit, said: “Arthur’s death is deeply distressing and we have specialist officers with his family as they grieve his loss.

“Our investigation continues even though we have charged two people in connection with Arthur’s death.

“If anyone has any information I would urge them to contact us.”


Anyone who has any information relating to this incident please contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat or ring 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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