Teenager charged with murder following death of six-week-old baby

The 16-year-old was arrested alongside an 18-year-old woman in Southampton yesterday

Teenager charged with murder following death of six-week-old baby

A police car outside a property on Defender Road, Southampton where a six-week-old baby, whose death is being treated by police as murder, was taken ill, 13-02-2018. Image: Ben Mitchell/PA Wire/PA Images

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder following the death of a six-week-old baby in Southampton.

Detectives from Hampshire Police charged the teenager on Tuesday night after he was arrested that morning.

He is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

The arrest came after officers and paramedics were called to Defender Road at 5:05am on Sunday, following reports that a child was in need of medical attention.

The baby boy was taken to Southampton General Hospital, where he later died.

An 18-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of murder and remains under investigation, but has been released from police custody.