A police inquiry has been launched after a baby boy died in South Shields.
Northumbria Police said emergency services were called to an address in Eglesfield Road after receiving reports of concern for the welfare of the eight-week-old.
The infant was taken to hospital but later died.
A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “At around 8am on Friday, June 10 emergency services were called to an address on Eglesfield Road in South Shields to reports of concern for the welfare of an eight-week-old boy.
“The baby was taken to hospital by paramedics but was later pronounced dead at hospital.
“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.”
South Tyneside Council declined to comment.
Anyone with information which can help police can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.