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Mother and boyfriend charged with murder of daughter

15 January 10 22:28 GMT

A mother and her boyfriend have been charged with murdering her 15-month-old baby daughter in Greater Manchester.

Violet Mullen was taken to the Royal Oldham Hospital on Tuesday evening and suffered a cardiac arrest, but died a short time later.

Gary Alcock, 28, and Claire Flanagan, 22, both of Huddersfield Road, Oldham, are also charged with causing or allowing the death of a child.

They are due before Oldham Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

Mr Alcock is not the baby's father.

Greater Manchester police (GMP) said they were alerted to the girl's arrival at hospital by the ambulance service.

She was admitted at about 1930 GMT but died a short time later.

Police have not disclosed the results of a post-mortem examination into her death.

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