61-year-old woman charged with murder of baby and assault of 1-year-old girl

A 61-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of a baby and the assault of a one-year-old girl.

Karen Foster, of no fixed address, will appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning, Lancashire Police said.

Foster is not related to either of the two victims and the two children are not related to one another, according to the force.

Police were called on 1 March last year to an address in Hapton, Lancashire, following reports a baby boy had suffered a medical episode.

The boy, aged nine-and-a-half months, was taken to hospital for treatment but died on 5 March.

More to follow…

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