Pair arrested after death of 2-year-old rebailed for third time

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A man and a woman who were arrested after a two-year-old died near Colchester have been re-bailed for a third time - Credit: Archant

A man and a woman who were arrested on suspicion of child neglect and manslaughter after a two-year-old died near Colchester have been rebailed for a third time. 

Officers from Essex Police were called to the Tollgate Road area of the town after reports a child was unresponsive on Sunday, November 7.

Officers were called to the property by the East of England Ambulance Service at about 8.15am.

Speaking at the time, a spokesman for Essex Police said: "We arrived and found a child unresponsive.

"Sadly, the two-year old died."

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

The pair were originally bailed until November 25, before being bailed again until February 5. 

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However, the spokesman for Essex Police confirmed today that the pair had been rebailed until April 4. 

Enquiries are still ongoing.