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Mikayla Haining death: Man charged after baby dies in Inverness

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Image caption Officers were called to Mackay Road after Mikayla suffered serious injuries last month

A 19-year-old man has been charged over the death of a three-week-old girl in Inverness.

Mikayla Haining, from Mackay Road, died on 8 June after being taken to Raigmore Hospital with serious injuries.

Police confirmed earlier this week that they were treating her death as suspicious.

Officers said they had been carrying out a complex investigation, which remains ongoing despite the man having been charged.

He is expected to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Det Insp Brian Geddes said: "Following the death of three-week-old Mikayla Haining, I can confirm a 19-year-old man has been charged and reported to the procurator fiscal.

"This has been a complex investigation and it remains ongoing. I would like to thank the community for their patience while these enquiries have been, and continue to be carried out."