A MAN has been charged with the murder of a baby.

Samuel Gildea, 29, of Woodruff Walk, Partington appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court initially charged with a Section 20 assault but, following the death of the baby, this was changed to a murder charge.

On Wednesday, police were called by the ambulance service to Woodruff Walk, Partington to reports that a baby boy was found unconscious.

He was taken to hospital with significant head injuries where he died this morning.

A 25-year-old woman who was previously arrested in connection with the investigation has been released with no further action to be taken.