Parents to answer bail after baby girl suffers '˜life-changing' injuries

The parents of a baby girl, arrested after she was found with serious head injuries, are set to answer their bail on Monday.

Thursday, 5th October 2017, 10:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 9:52 am
Maldern Avenue in Carleton (Pic: Google)

The youngster’s dad, a 29-year-old NHS worker, and mum, 30, both from Carleton, were quizzed by detectives after being held on suspicion of a section 18 assault – or grevious bodily harm – last summer.

The infant, now aged around 17 months, was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital after paramedics were called to her then-home in Maldern Avenue, Carleton, at around 8.50pm on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

Her condition was described as ‘immediately life threatening’, and she was later transferred to Alder Hey Childrens’ Hospital in Merseyside for specialist treatment.

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She survived her injuries, but they were yesterday described by a police force spokeswoman as ‘life changing’.

The family no longer lives in Maldern Avenue, a resident told The Gazette.

The girl’s parents were arrested after officers were called in at around 3am the morning after the initial 999 call, and their two other young children were being cared for by another family member.

The county council, responsible for child protection, declined to comment.