A woman has been charged with murder following the death of a seven-month-old baby in Buckhurst Hill.

Shalina Kukkundoor Padmanabha, 31, of Epping New Road, Buckhurst Hill has been charged with murder and neglect after an incident on August 15 last year.

Police were called by ambulance crews to an undisclosed address in the town and took a baby from the location to hospital.

The child, who had suffered multiple fractures, later died.

A man was also arrested at the time during police investigations into the death, but has since been released without charge.

Padmanabha is now due at Chelmsford Magistrate's Court later on Friday morning.