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Lancaster couple charged with baby murder

John Freeman
A Lancaster couple have been charged with the murder of a four month old baby boy.

Christopher Roberts, 18, of Great Dockray, Penrith and Karen Irvine, 18, of Lark Field, Penrith have both been charged with murder and causing or allowing the death of a child.

Both have been remanded in custody to appear before Lancaster Magistrates Court on 11th August.

The baby was admitted to Royal Lancaster Infirmary on 17th November, 2010 having been found collapsed at his home address in Scotforth.

His was transferred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital with a bleed to the brain but sadly passed away a few days later.