A MAN and a woman arrested in connection with the death of a child at an address in Stanway have been released on bail until the new year.

Essex Police first received a callout to the Tollgate Road area in Stanway on the morning of Sunday, November 7.

When officers arrived they found a two-year-old child was unresponsive.

A spokesman said: “We received a call from colleagues in the ambulance service at about 8.13am on Sunday, November 7.

“We arrived and found a child unresponsive.

“Sadly, the two-year old died.

“We are working to establish the facts and a forensic post-mortem examination will be carried out.”

A 40-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of child neglect and manslaughter.

The spokesman added: “There is no further risk to the wider community.”

The pair were initially on bail until today, but both have been rebailed until January 20.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Essex Police.

Reports can be made online at essex.police.uk, or by using the ‘live chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am and 11pm.

Anyone with information can call Essex Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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