Man and woman arrested after death of 'weeks old' baby in Colchester

Police at Buffett Way in Colchester where they were called to reports of concern for the welfare of a baby.
Credit: ITV News Anglia
Police were called to Buffett Way in Colchester on Sunday evening. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a baby.

Officers were called by paramedics to an address in Buffett Way in Colchester, Essex, at about 10.25pm on Sunday after concerns for the welfare of a baby.

The baby - who was understood to be just weeks old - was taken to hospital, but died in the early hours of Monday morning.

Two people, a man and a woman, have been arrested on suspicion of murder over the incident.

Police have not confirmed if the baby was a boy or girl.

Police entering the block of flats in Buffett Way, Colchester. Credit: ITV News Anglia

On Monday, police officers and forensics teams could be seen at the property.

Neighbours, who asked not to be named, told ITV News Anglia of their shock at hearing the news of the child's death.

Essex Police confirmed officers would be at the address in Buffet Way for several hours while they carried out their inquiries.