Died 12th April 2014

Kasey Hambleton (2) suffered multiple injuries on 10th April 2014 at her home in Blackpool. She died in hospital on Saturday 12th April 2014.

Connor Gibson (23) from Melrose Avenue, Blackpool, has been charged with her murder. He will appear at Preston Crown Court.

Police said Kacey Hambleton was found “unresponsive” by emergency crews in Layton on Thursday. She was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and then transferred by air ambulance to Liverpool’s Alder Hey, where she died on Saturday 12th April 2014.

A 23-year-old woman, also from Blackpool, was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been bailed until 8th July 2014.

Officers were originally called by the Ambulance Service to attend an address in Blackpool, at around 10.20am on Thursday 10th April 2014, where Kasey was reported to have been found unresponsive.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Gilbert from the Lancashire Constabulary Force Major Investigation Team said: “This is a terribly tragic incident where a little girl has sadly lost her fight for life and I am determined to find out exactly what has happened to her and how she has come to acquire injuries so serious that they have proven fatal. I personally encourage anyone who may have any information about little Kasey and the days leading up to her death to come forward to help us in what has now developed into a murder investigation.”

Note: This report was drawn from reports in the Daily Mail and BBC.

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