Injured baby girl dies in hospital

Published Friday, 07 February 2014
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Police have confirmed that a three-month-old baby girl who was admitted to hospital with injuries earlier this week has died.

Injured baby girl dies in hospital
Police remain at the scene. (© Pacemaker)

The child was injured on Wednesday and had been taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast in a critical condition.

Police said a post mortem examination will be carried out in the coming days.

The girl's 23-year-old father, who is from west Belfast, appeared at Craigavon Magistrates' Court on Friday charged with causing grievous bodily harm to his daughter.

District Judge Mervyn Bates granted bail to the man, who can't be named for legal reasons, and said he had to live as far away as possible from the family home.

He was also ordered to surrender his passport, lodge £1,000 with the court and two sureties of £900 and also not to contact potential witnesses or other family members.

A spokesperson for the PSNI explained: "Following the court appearance of a 23-year-old man in Craigavon this morning detectives from Serious Crime Branch will be consulting with the Public Prosecution Service in relation to this case."

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22 Comments
laura in Antrim wrote (220 days ago):
RIP little girl. How could anyone harm this wee woman. Terrible news, thinking about the rest of the family xoxo
r.i.p in Belfast wrote (221 days ago):
As for all the people with hateful comments against the father keep them to yourself. In the end of the day noone knows the truth yet and as for the family they obviously know the man well enough if they stand by what he is saying. Heart goes out to the family and the father esp if it was a freak accident as he has to live with it for the rest of his life. R.I.P Little Angel. Thoughts and prays are with this family today and always.x
valerie adams in carrickfergus wrote (222 days ago):
poor wee baby taken to soon. RIP little angel xx
John in Newtonabbey wrote (222 days ago):
Helpless and defenceless. Depending on adults to nurture and comfort - then this happens. Is there a God at all?
jenny miller in donemana wrote (222 days ago):
How can anyone harm a little baby I have a 3 month son. Just heartbreaking
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