London

Baby dies hours after parents appear in court

A three-month-old baby died hours after his parents appeared in court charged with assaulting him, it has emerged.

Rifat Mohammed was admitted to an east London hospital on Monday with critical injuries.

He was later transferred to central London hospital but died at 16:45 BST on Tuesday.

Police had already charged his parents, Mohammed Miah, 36, and Rebeka Nazmin, 31, of St Leonard's Road, Poplar, with causing grievous bodily harm.

They were also charged with two counts of child cruelty.

The couple appeared before Thames magistrates on Tuesday morning and were remanded to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 2 August.

A post-mortem examination is set to be carried out on Monday.

The Met said the force was in discussion with the Crown Prosecution Service about bringing further charges, including manslaughter or murder.