Man charged with murder of child
A man has been charged with the murder of a two-year-old girl.
Kasey Hambleton died at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool yesterday after suffering a number of serious injuries.
Police had been called by the ambulance service to an address in Granby Avenue, Blackpool, on Thursday morning.
The youngster was found to be unresponsive and was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. She was later transferred by air ambulance to Alder Hey in a critical condition.
A one-year-old child at the house was also admitted to Blackpool Victoria Hospital with bruising.
Lancashire Police launched an investigation and subsequently charged Connor Gibson, 23, of Melrose Avenue, Blackpool, with murder. He will appear at Blackpool Magistrates' Court tomorrow, police said.
A police spokesman added: "A 23-year-old woman from Blackpool was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been bailed until Tuesday 8 July."