2-month-old baby dies from head injuries after ‘assault’ as police arrest man

A TWO-month-old baby boy has died from a suspected assault in Derbyshire, as police have arrested a 37-year-old man.

The tot was airlifted to hospital on Thursday after reportedly suffering head injuries.

Paramedics were called to an address in Steward Gate, Bamford, where they found the boy.

He died at Sheffield Children’s Hospital on Saturday evening, Derbyshire Police said.

A 37-year-old man has been charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm with intent.

Anton Shields, of Hardwick Crescent, Buxton, was arrested on Thursday.

He appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and was remanded in custody.

Shields was remanded in custody and will reappear in court at a later date.

Police said in a statement: “Investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is continuing and we would urge anyone with information that could help to get in touch with us on the non-emergency number, 101.”

Social media users reacted in horror to the case.

One tweeted in response to the police statement: “I don’t want to be on this planet anymore. Disgusting.”

Another wrote: “Poor, poor baby. Makes me sick. So so so sad.”

While another wrote: “Rest in peace, little one.”

Bamford is a picturesque village in the Peak District, close to the spa town of Buxton.