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  • 14 April 2014, 1:55

Blackpool Man Charged With Murder Of Toddler

Police in Lancashire have charged a man with the murder of a two-year-old girl who died on Saturday after suffering serious injuries.

Police said Connor Gibson, 23, of Melrose Avenue, Blackpool, will appear in court on Monday in connection with the death of Kasey Hambleton.

Police were called to an address on Granby Avenue, Blackpool on Thursday morning where they found the little girl in an "unresponsive" state.

Kasey was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and later airlifted to Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital in a critical condition.

A 23-year-old woman from Blackpool was also arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released on bail until July.

Lancashire Police have appealed for anyone with information relating to her death to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Gilbert from Lancashire Constabulary's Force Major Investigation Team said: "This is a terribly tragic incident where a little girl has sadly lost her fight for life and I am determined to find out exactly what has happened to her and how she has come to acquire injuries so serious that they have proven fatal.

"I personally encourage anyone who may have any information about little Kasey and the days leading up to her death to come forward to help us in what has now developed into a murder investigation."

Reports can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Crimestoppers-uk.org.  

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