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Man faces baby murder charge

PUBLISHED: 16:32 16 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:56 25 August 2010

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a three-month-old baby and assaulting the boy s twin sister.

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a three-month-old baby and assaulting the boy's twin sister.

The Erith man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Bexley Magistrates Court yesterday (July 15) charged with murder and grievous bodily harm (GBH) on October 24, 2008.

The child from Bexley, who cannot be named, died on October 25, 2008, at Kings College Hospital in Camberwell.

A post mortem gave cause of death as a head injury.

After his death checks were conducted on the deceased's twin sister which revealed she was recovering from injuries believed to have been from physical abuse.

Three days after his death the man was arrested on suspicion of murder and GBH together with a 37-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of GBH and allowing or causing the death of a child and released on police bail.

But yesterday the police charged the man and took him to court whilst the woman was released with no further action.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on October 21.

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