Man charged with murder of six-week-old baby

Bethany Minelle, News Reporter

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a six-week-old baby boy.

David Christie, 35, from Blackpool, had initially been charged with wounding. Following the baby's death he is now facing a murder charge.

Ambulance staff alerted Lancashire Police after they were called to a house in Wyre Grove shortly after 4am on 10 March to treat the baby.

The infant was taken by ambulance to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and then transferred to the Manchester Children's Hospital.

However, the baby boy sadly died on 15 March.

A post-mortem examination showed he had died as a result of head injuries.

Christie is due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.