Couple charged with Lancaster baby death

A COUPLE from Lancaster were tonight charged with murdering a four-month-old baby boy.

Christopher Roberts, 18, of Great Dockray, Penrith, and Karen Irvine, 18, of Lark Field, Penrith, have both been charged with murder and causing or allowing the death of a child. Both have been remanded in custody to appear before Lancaster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

The baby was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary on November 17 last year after collapsing at his home address in the Scotforth area of Lancaster.

He was transferred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital with a bleed to the brain but died a few days later.