A mother has been charged with the murder of her three-year-old son, police said.
Christina Robinson, 28, will appear in Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of Dwelaniyah Robinson and a charge of child neglect.
Durham Police said emergency services were called to a house in Bracken Court, Ushaw Moor, Durham on November 5.
The boy was taken by ambulance to North Durham University Hospital, but he could not be saved.
The force said a police presence will remain at the scene as investigations continue.
A NEAS spokesperson said: ‘We were called to a private address in Ushaw Moor, County Durham at 4.10pm on Saturday 5th November. We sent a clinical team leader, a specialist paramedic and two emergency ambulances. We requested assistance from Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS).
A GNAAS spokeswoman said: “Our intensive care team was activated at 4.16pm to report a medical incident at Ushaw Moor. They arrived on the scene at 4.31pm and two of our doctors and a paramedic worked alongside the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) to assess and treat a patient.