Baby death investigation update

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Julie Knight
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Detectives investigating the death of a six week old baby boy from Southampton have charged a 16-year-old boy with murder.

The charge comes after police were called at 5.05am on Sunday 11 February to an address in Southampton, along with South Central Ambulance Service, following reports that the child was in need of medical attention.

The baby was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The 16-year-old boy will appear before Southampton Magistrates today (Wednesday 14 February).

An 18-year-old woman has been released from police custody but remains under investigation.

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