A murder investigation has been launched in Newbury – just ten miles over the Wiltshire border – after a baby boy died following an incident at a property.
Police were called to the scene in Fountain Gardens, Ashridge Court by South Central Ambulance Service who were responding to reports of a one-month-old baby boy was in cardiac arrest.
The baby was taken to hospital for treatment but later died. He has since been formally identified as Colby Stroud, who was born on 10 April this year.
Yesterday, a post-mortem was carried out, the cause of death is currently unascertained
A 26-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, both from Newbury, have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with this investigation. They are currently in police custody.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Blaik, of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “This is a tragic and distressing incident and I understand that this news will cause a great deal of concern and upset in the community.
“I would like to reassure people that we are carrying out a full and thorough investigation. We have arrested two people in connection with Colby’s death and they are currently in police custody.
“Members of the public may have seen a police presence in and around Ashridge Court since Saturday. I would encourage anyone with any questions or particular concerns to speak to our officers.”
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