Dad charged with murder of his 'beautiful' two-week-old baby
The dad of a two-week-old baby who died in a residential home has been charged with her murder.
Darin Harvey, 25, stands accused of killing “beautiful” Felicity-May Harvey, who passed away in hospital on 11 January 2021.
Ambulance teams had rushed to the house in Manchester, following concerns about her welfare at 6.30 on 8 January 2021.
But despite the medics’ best efforts, they were unable to save the help the baby who died three days later.
Police confirmed that Harvey has been remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Thursday.
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Following Felicity-May’s death, her family had paid tribute to their “'precious baby girl”, who they said had “melted” the hearts of everyone who met her.
They said: “Our hearts are broken after losing our precious baby girl, Felicity-May.
"She was a gorgeous baby and always so alert, looking around with her big blue eyes.
"She was absolutely beautiful and incredibly brave and she melted the hearts of everyone who met her.
"What made her extra special was her cleft lip and palate and, despite the challenges of this, she was the most happy and content little girl.
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"She was and always will be loved by her mum, sisters and family and there is a huge void in all our hearts and lives now that she has been taken from us.
"She was our special star, and it is not fair that she shone brightly for only a short time.
"When we look up at the sky, we will look through the clouds and know that the brightest star shining is our Felicity-May.
"Rest in peace baby girl. Sleep tight. Until we meet again, our precious angel."
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “The father of a two-week old baby girl who died in Heywood last year has been charged with her murder.
"Darin Harvey, 25, of Birch Road, Wardle, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court later today (Thursday 21 April).
"He will stand accused of the murder of his daughter Felicity-May Harvey who sadly passed away in hospital on Monday 11 January 2021 after we were called to a report of concern for her welfare.”