Blackpool man on attempted murder charge after baby seriously injured

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a baby girl was found seriously injured inside a property in Blackpool.

Saturday, 5th December 2020, 6:38 pm
Updated Saturday, 5th December 2020, 6:42 pm
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a baby was found seriously injured in Layton, Blackpool

Officers were alerted by ambulance staff that a four-month-old baby had been found seriously injured at a property in Onslow Road, Layton, at 6.05pm on Thursday December 3.

The baby girl was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and later transferred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

A 28-year-old man from Blackpool was initially arrested on suspicion of GBH.

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Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service he was charged with attempted murder and appeared at Preston Magistrates Court this morning.

The man was remanded into custody.

DCI Eric Halford, of Blackpool Police, said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with the loved ones of the baby girl at this incredibly difficult time. She remains in hospital in a critical condition and her family are being supported by specially trained officers.

“While a man has been charged, our investigation is very much ongoing and I would ask anyone with information or anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area around that time to contact police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting log 1135 of December 3, 2020.

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