Mother on baby assault charge

Blackpool Magistrates Court. / VIEW

Blackpool Magistrates Court. / VIEW

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THE mother of a three-month-old baby boy has been charged with assaulting him.

The youngster remains in a critical condition at the Manchester Children’s Hospital where he was transferred after being taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital with serious head injuries on Monday when police were called to an address on Mereside.

The mother and her partner were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Wednesday and taken in for questioning by detectives.

Officers last night brought charges of grievous bodily harm with intent and neglect of a child against the 19-year-old mother from Hawkshead Terrace, Mereside.

She has also been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Her 18-year-old partner, from Warton, faces the same charges.

Both will appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court this morning.

Neighbours at Mereside have described their shock at the incident.