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Crowborough Dad accused of killing baby

The father of an eight-week-old baby girl who died from a head injury last year has been charged with her murder.

Michael Roe, 32, unemployed, was arrested at his home in Alderbrook Close on Tuesday.

An ambulance was called to the house in the early hours of Monday 10th September 2018 to treat baby Holly Roe because she was suffering breathing difficulties. She was taken to Pembury Hospital, where she was sadly pronounced dead. A post-mortem showed that the cause of death was a traumatic head injury.

Michael Roe has been charged with murder of a child under one year old between 8th and 11th September 2018, wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent and causing or allowing the death of a child.

Mr Roe appeared at Lewes Crown Court today (Friday 6th) and was remanded in custody. He is due to appear in court next on 26th September.

Holly’s mother, Tiffany Tate, has been summonsed to face a charge of causing or allowing the death of a child at the Brighton Magistrates Court next week.