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Newbury man charged with murder following death of five-month-old baby

Twenty-nine-year-old to appear at Reading Magistrates' Court today

Chris Ord


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A NEWBURY man has been charged with murder following the death of a five-month-old baby.

Daniel McLaren, of Fleetwood Close, Newbury, was charged yesterday (Wednesday) in connection with the death of Jack McLaren, who died in hospital on Sunday (June 4).

Police say a post-mortem examination was completed yesterday.

The 29-year-old who was arrested on Tuesday was also charged with one count of grievous bodily harm with intent relating to injuries sustained by another child aged under one years old.

Mr McLaren was remanded in custody to appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court today.

A 28-year-old woman from Newbury who was arrested on suspicion of causing or allowing the death of a child and on suspicion grievous bodily harm with intent on Tuesday in connection with the investigation.

She has been released on bail until July 5.