A British woman on holiday in France has been suspected of suffocating her five-month-old baby, she is being held by French police.
The father called emergency services after finding the child dead on Saturday morning at a “gite” holiday home in the village
of Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, near Bayonne in the Basque country of south-western France.
The mother, in her 30s, has not been named.
The Bayonne prosecutor, Marc Mariée, said: “The suspicious death of a baby was recorded at the scene”.