Man and Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder Of One-Month-Old Baby

A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder, following the death of a one-month-old boy.

Colby Lawton from Berkshire was taken to hospital after police were called to reports of a baby in cardiac arrest in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Colby later died in hospital.

Officers said a 26-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, both from Newbury, have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the investigation.

A statement from Thames Valley Police said: "Officers were called to an address in Fountain Gardens, Ashridge Court by South Central Ambulance Service at about 1.50am on Saturday following reports that 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 Lawton, who was born on 10 April this year."

Officers say they are still working to establish a cause of death.

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.

Murder investigation under way
Officers say they are still working to establish a cause of death Getty

"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.

"Additionally, if anyone has any information which they think could be relevant to our investigation, I would urge them to call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101, quoting reference number 43200136471, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also make a report online."