Baby at centre of assault case dies in hospital

Police were called to a house in Blackpool on Friday morning
Police were called to a house in Blackpool on Friday morning

A Blackpool baby left fighting for his life in hospital has died

Police were contacted at shortly after 4am on Friday, March 10 by the ambulance service who were at an address on Wyre Grove tending to a six week old baby boy.

The child was taken by ambulance to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and then transferred to the Manchester Children’s Hospital. He died at hospital last night.

A Home Office post mortem will be carried out to try to establish the cause of death.

Lancashire Police said officers are continuing to provide support to the child’s wider family.

David Christie, 35, of Wyre Grove, Blackpool, has been charged with Section 18 wounding. He appeared at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, March 14 and was remanded.

The court was told Christie could face further charges in the event of his son's death.

Lancashire Police said a decision will be made in due course whether any further charges will follow.