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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 October, 2003, 13:45 GMT 14:45 UK
Father charged with baby murder
Shahajan Kabir
Shahajan Kabir (centre) appeared in court in Carlisle
The father of a baby stabbed to death in a bakery in Carlisle has appeared in court charged with his murder.

Hassan Dominic Martin, who was 10 months old, died after being slashed in the neck in the shop on Scotch Street on Tuesday.

His father, Shahajan Kabir, 39, appeared at Carlisle Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with murdering Hassan.

He was also charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the baby's mother Lorna Martin, 20, and grandmother Pauline Martin.

Mr Kabir appeared in court with a bruise on the left side of his face.

He spoke to confirm his name, age and address and confirmed he understood the charges.

No application for bail was made and he was remanded in custody to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on Friday, 31 October.

There were outbursts during proceedings and the police had to remove Hassan's grandfather.




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