The parents of a three-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the child died in hospital. Gloucestershire Police initially arrested the man, 26, and woman, 20, for attempted murder after the child was rushed to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Saturday (30 July).
Medics raised the alarm and called police after the baby was taken to the hospital with serious injuries at 11am. The pair, who lived at Archdeacon Street in Gloucester, were then rearrested for the more serious crime after the boy died the following night, after he was transferred to Bristol Children's Hospital.
The maisonette where the family lived remains cordoned off as forensics search the home. Floral tributes have been left outside.
A Gloucester Police spokesperson said: "The baby sadly died at Bristol Children's Hospital on Sunday evening. The man and woman arrested for attempted murder have now been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the case. They are still in custody."
A police spokesman said on Sunday: "Police were called to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital at 11am on Saturday July 30 after concerns were raised for a baby's welfare. We wish to reassure the local community that this is thought to be an isolated and contained incident, with no wider risk to the public."