A MURDER enquiry has been launched after the death of a month and baby in a North Shropshire crash.

The crash happened at around 1am on Tuesday (February 15) when a grey Ford Focus travelling northbound on the A41 collided with a yellow lorry between Newport and Tern Hill near Lavender Cottage.

A 35-year-old woman and her 11-month-old daughter, who were travelling in the Ford Focus, died at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

Police state that their next of kin have been informed but formal identification has yet to take place.

A police statement said: "Officers are not looking to identify any suspects but are appealing for anyone with any information about the incident.

"Anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident or who may have seen either vehicle or captured them on dash cam is asked to please get in touch."

Anybody with an information should call 101 or visit https://www.westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/ quoting incident 14 of 15 February.