Leeds & West Yorkshire

Castleford man charged with murder of baby

A man has been charged with the murder of a two-month-old girl who died four days after she was admitted to a hospital in West Yorkshire.

The baby was taken to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield last Sunday morning with serious injuries.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said she died on Thursday at the hospital and an inquiry was started.

Richard Barnes, 26, from the Castleford area, was remanded in custody by magistrates in Leeds on Saturday.

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