BABY MURDER: Dad, 30, appears in court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A supermarket worker has made his first appearance at court charged with murdering his two-month-old baby daughter.

John Burrill, 30, is alleged to have inflicted fatal head injuries on his daughter Daisy-Mae at their home in Fleetwood, on March 11.

Court documents have the incident address as Gordon Road, however police logs say the incident took place in Warren Street.

District Judge James Hatton, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates Court, sent the case against Burrill to Preston Crown Court.

Burrill, who works in a Cleveleys store, will appear at the higher court on Tuesday March 29.

There was no application for bail made for him by his lawyer Gerry Coyle.

Paramedics were called to Burrill’s home where they found his baby with head injuries.

The child was treated initially at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and then taken to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where she died.

The baby’s 29-year-old mother was questioned by police but released without charge.

An application by prosecutor Rachel Parker to keep the baby’s identity secret, which has already revealed by Lancashire Police, was turned down by the judge following objections by the Press.