Lancashire

Murder charge dropped over Preston baby boy's death

Church Street, Preston
Image caption Charges have been dropped against a man accused of murdering a baby in Church Street, Preston

Charges against a man who had been accused of murdering a 13-month-old boy have been dropped.

Liam Cairns, 26, had been charged over the death of the infant, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, but the prosecution at Preston Crown Court offered no evidence.

A neglect charge was also withdrawn by prosecutors.

The baby died in hospital shortly after he was discovered at an address in Church Street, Preston, in March 2014.