Man and woman arrested after 4-week-old baby dies 

A man and a woman have been arrested after a newborn baby died in Somerset.

Avon and Somerset Police said officers were called an address in Chard just before 11.30pm on Saturday 16 July, after reports a baby had fallen ill. 

The baby, which was around one month old, was taken to hospital in critical condition, but died a week later on the evening of Saturday July 23, the force said on Tuesday.

Following a medical assessment of the baby’s injuries, officers arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He was interviewed and released on bail. 

A 24-year-old woman has also been arrested in connection with this investigation, and released under investigation.