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Woman charged with murder of baby

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A WOMAN has been charged with murder following the death of a baby girl from Leyland.

Police were called by the Ambulance Service in the early hours of Wednesday, April 19th after they attended an address on Slater Lane where seven month old Amelia Crichton had been found unresponsive.

The baby suffered cardiac arrest and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital but later transferred to Manchester Children’s Hospital where she sadly died on April 21st.

A post mortem examination revealed that the child died as a result of head injuries.

Jennifer Crichton, 34, from Leyland was arrested on Tuesday and was last night (Wednesday, April 26th) charged with murder.

She is due to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court this morning (Thursday, April 27th)


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