Investigation launched after baby dies

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Police have confirmed an investigation is underway following the death of a baby boy.

Officers were called early this morning with reports that a baby had fallen ill at a property in Gerard Road, Clacton.

The boy had become unwell at the address and later died in hospital.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called at around 7.20am today, Thursday, July 18, 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.


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

Gerard Road is a small residential street in Clacton-on-Sea.

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The circumstances of the death are not yet known.

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