Two charged with sex offences and assault on a baby

A man and a woman have been charged with sex offences, neglect and assault after a 10-week-old baby girl was found to have suffered serious injuries in Essex.

Essex Police were contacted by social services after the baby was admitted to Colchester General Hospital on Saturday 10 August.

The 31-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were jointly charged with two counts of attempting a serious sexual assault on the baby. The pair also each face three counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, relating to serious head injuries and injuries of a sexual nature.

Essex Police said both have been charged with neglect causing unnecessary suffering.

They have been remanded in custody and will appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on Thursday.