Devon and Cornwall police has launched a murder investigation following the death of a young child in the Holsworthy area.

Officers were called to an address at around 3.20pm on Tuesday 7 January.The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman, aged in her 20s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. She has been released on bail until April 15.

Police enquiries are continuing into the death.

The death of any child is deeply traumatic and we would like to iterate the importance of the privacy of the family at this time. We therefore remind the public that it is vital that they do not speculate on the identity of either the victim or the suspect in this investigation. We would also like to thank the local community for their cooperation during this enquiry.

Detective Inspector Stephanie Blundell