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Police charge man with attempted murder of toddler

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Police have charged a man with the attempted murder of a toddler in Blackpool after the little boy was found with injuries to his face. Lancashire Police officers, responding to a 999 call reporting an assault, attended an address in Brun Grove in the seaside town.

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On arrival, they found the two-year-old with facial and neck injuries.

A police spokesman said: “He was taken to hospital for treatment.

“He has since been discharged and is back home with his family.”

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The spokesman added: “A 28-year-old man from Manchester was later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has now been charged.

Lewis Prince, 28, of Browning Road, Swinton, Manchester, has been charged with attempted murder, assault and driving offences.

He is due to appear before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court today.

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