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Man in court charged with Hall Green baby assault

A man has appeared in court charged with an assault on a four-week-old boy.

Ben Gilkes, 25, of Stratford Road, Sparkhill, was arrested in Hall Green on Friday.

The baby was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital with severe head injuries and remains seriously ill, West Midlands police said.

Mr Gilkes was remanded in custody and will appear at Birmingham Crown Court on 18 August.

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