A father has been charged with the murder of a seven-week-old baby boy who died of a head injury.Oliver Mailey, 26, is due to appear at Blackburn Magi
A father has been charged with the murder of a seven-week-old baby boy who died of a head injury.
Oliver Mailey, 26, is due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court tomorrow over the murder of Abel-Jax Mailey.
On November 28 last year, officers from Lancashire Constabulary were called to an address in Burnley at around 12.10pm by the Ambulance Service.
Emergency services attended and found the baby boy unresponsive.
Oliver Mailey, of Bowness Road, Burnley, is due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court tomorrow over the murder of Abel-Jax Mailey (pictured)
Abel-Jax was taken to hospital and later transferred to Manchester Children’s Hospital for further treatment. He died two days later on November 30.
A Home Office post-mortem examination was conducted and following further tests, established he died of a head injury.
A man and woman were initially arrested on suspicion of assault and later on suspicion of murder in connection with Abel-Jax’s death.
The woman previously arrested was released with no further action.
A police force spokesperson said: ‘These are tragic circumstances and our thoughts remain with Abel-Jax’s family at this sad and very difficult time. They continue to be supported by our officers.’