Couple held for murder after death of baby girl in Pontefract

A MAN and a woman have been charged with the murder of a seven-week-old baby girl in West Yorkshire.

An 18-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were charged after the baby, named by police as Krystal Davison, died from her injuries at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, in the early hours of Friday morning.

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Officers were called to the hospital on Thursday after the girl was brought in by ambulance from an address in Ashleigh Avenue, Pontefract, with serious injuries. Officers were informed the baby had died at about 3am on Friday, the force said.

The man and woman remain in custody and will appear at Pontefract Magistrates Court tomorrow.