Mossos d'Esquadra regional police. / E.P.

Police investigate 'violent death' of child in a Barcelona hotel

The two-year-old boy arrived at the establishment with his father, who was separating from the child's mother

EUROPA PRESS

The Mossos d'Esquadra regional police are investigating the «violent death» of a two-year-old boy who was found dead in a hotel room in the Sants-Montjuïc district of Barcelona on Tuesday night, 24 August.

According to the Ser de Catalunya chain, the boy arrived at the hotel with his father, who was separating from the child's mother and who, allegedly, sent messages warning her that she would «regret it.»

The Catalan police are carrying out «steps to find out who was responsible» for the events and clarify the circumstances of the death, which was notified by a call to the 112 emergency services, sources from the Mossos have told Europa Press.

First on the scene, at around 10.30pm, were local police officers, followed by an ambulance crew from the Sistema d'Emergències Mèdiques (SEM).

The investigation is in the hands of the Mossos police force and the investigating judge has ordered the secrecy of the proceedings.