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Man charged in connection with the death of a baby
Monday 7th April, 2014

A man has been charged in connection with the death of a baby in Wigan.

Martin Thomas (born 21/12/1983) of Beech Hill Avenue, Wigan has been charged with six counts of section 18 assault.

He is due before Wigan magistratesí court on Friday 11 April 2014.

On 21 February 2013, police were called by paramedics who had attended a call at an address on Beech Hill Avenue in Wigan, where they found a four-month-old girl unconscious and not breathing.

The young girl was taken to hospital where she was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

Following a Home Office post-mortem examination on 27 February 2013, a number of fractures were discovered to the baby's head and body.

Further test were carried out to establish the cause of death, however these came back inconclusive.

A 24-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of murder and child neglect has been released without charge.

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