POLICE are at a house in Clacton following the death of a baby boy.

Officers were called to Gerard Road, on Thursday morning.

The baby died later in hospital.

Police were still at scene yesterday afternoon.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called at approximately 7.20am on Thursday with reports that a baby had become unwell at an address in Gerard Road, Clacton.

"The boy was taken to hospital but has since sadly died.

"We remain at the scene and our inquiries are ongoing."