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Father is charged over death of newborn

By Pat Hurst

Published 01/08/2015

A two-week-old baby girl allegedly murdered by her father has been named
A two-week-old baby girl allegedly murdered by her father has been named

A two-week-old baby girl allegedly murdered by her father has been named.

Matthew Higham (23), has appeared in court accused of the murder of Florence Liberty Mae, understood to be his daughter, who died from multiple injuries.

Her mother and family released a tribute to the child yesterday.

In a statement they said: "Florence Liberty Mae was my much-loved daughter and was adored equally by her big sister Amelia, her Ninny and all her family.

"We barely had time to know you, or see you grow and you will be dearly missed.

"The short time we spent with you was precious and you will always be in our hearts, beautiful girl.

"Sleep tight our precious angel."

Police were first called by the ambulance service to a house in Stockport, Greater Manchester, at 8.15pm on Wednesday following reports a baby had stopped breathing.

The girl was taken from the address in Shaw Road South, Shaw Heath, to Stepping Hill Hospital but later died from multiple injuries.

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