Man charged with attempted murder after 4-month-old baby found seriously injured

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A man has been charged with attempted murder after a four-month-old girl was found seriously injured inside a house in Blackpool.

Lancashire Constabulary says it was made aware by the North West Ambulance Service that the baby girl 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 statement from police said..

After the girl was found and taken to safety, a 28-year-old man from Blackpool then arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

But Lancashire Constabulary has now confirmed that following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Jordan Lee, 28, of Onslow Road, Blackpool, has been charged with attempted murder and appeared at Blackpool Magistrates Court this morning. He 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.”

Daily Star has approached North West Ambulance Service for comment.

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

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