Injured baby girl dies in Belfast hospital

Three-month old dies hours after father charged with causing her grievous bodily harm

Injured child was brought to Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital on Wednesday night  in a critical condition.

Injured child was brought to Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital on Wednesday night in a critical condition.

Sat, Feb 8, 2014, 08:36

A three-month-old baby girl has died in hospital hours after her father appeared in court charged with causing her grievous bodily harm.

The injured child had been brought to Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital from a house in the west of the city on Wednesday night, where she was in a critical condition.

But last night police said the child had died.

Her 23-year-old father appeared before a judge in Craigavon Magistrates’ Court in Co Armagh yesterday.

The accused, who was not named for legal reasons, was bailed to appear in court again later this month.

A spokesman from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said last night: “Following the court appearance of a 23-year-old man in Craigavon this morning detectives from Serious Crime Branch will be consulting with the Public Prosecution Service in relation to this case,” he said.

A postmortem examination will take place in the coming days.

PA