Shocked neighbours tell of 'noise' before four-month-old baby seriously injured and dad charged with attempted murder

SHOCKED neighbours have told today of hearing "noise" before a baby was seriously injured and a dad was charged with attempted murder.

Jordan Lee, 28, from Blackpool, Lancashire, has been charged with attempted murder after his four-year-old daughter Willow was left fighting for her life.

The baby is being treated at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital after she was found seriously injured at home.

A neighbour of Lee's in Blackpool told The Sun Online: “I could hear a lot of noise but I thought it was my girlfriend upstairs.

“Then, a load of police arrived and I opened the gate to let them down the back alley.

“They’ve only lived here about six months.

“It’s shocking what has happened to the baby. I hope she pulls through. 

“I’d not seen him there for a while."

Another neighbour said: “It’s terrible what has happened. I used to see the mum pushing the pram up and down the street.

“I only knew her to say hello to but she always seemed happy.

“I don’t want to imagine what she is going through right now."


Neighbours say no one has been back to the terraced house since Thursday.

Lee appeared at Preston Magistrates Court and was remanded into custody.

The force said that at 6.05pm on December 3, "we were made aware by the North West Ambulance Service that a baby had been found seriously injured at a property in Onslow Road, Layton.

"The baby girl was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and later transferred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

"A 28-year-old man from Blackpool was initially arrested on suspicion of GBH."

This charge was later upgraded to attempted murder.

DCI Eric Halford, of Blackpool Police, said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with the loved ones of the baby girl at this incredibly difficult time.

"She remains in hospital in a critical condition and her family are being supported by specially trained officers."

He added: “While a man has been charged, our investigation is very much ongoing.

"I would ask anyone with information or anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area around that time to contact police.”

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