Man, 27, charged with murdering one-month-old baby boy who died 12 months ago


A 27-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a one-month-old baby.

Police were called to an address in Newbury, Berkshire, by South Central Ambulance Service in the early hours of Saturday, May 9 2020.

They had received reports that a baby boy was in cardiac arrest.

The child, Colby Lawton, was taken to hospital for treatment but later died, with police opening a murder investigation.

A man and a woman were arrested five days later on suspicion of murder and subsequently released on bail.

Yesterday, both were rearrested, Thames Valley Police said in a statement.

James Lawton, of Boreham Field, Warminster, Wiltshire, has now been charged with murder and GBH with intent.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court later.

A 25-year-old woman from Newbury has been released on bail, according to Thames Valley Police.