Family devastated after two-week-old baby girl 'murdered'

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

The family of a baby girl born with a cleft lip has paid tribute to her after she was allegedly murdered.

Felicity-May Harvey, a two-week-old from Manchester in the UK, was rushed to hospital on January 8, but died in hospital three days later.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has since been released on bail, police said.

Felicity-May’s family said their hearts were “broken” after losing their “precious” baby girl.

Felicity-May Harvey is pictured.
Felicity-May Harvey died on January 11. Police believe she may have been murdered. Source: Greater Manchester Police

“She was a gorgeous baby and always so alert, looking around with her big blue eyes,” her family said.

“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.”

The family said the little girl “always will be loved by her mum, sisters and family”.

“There is a huge void in all our hearts and lives now that she has been taken from us,” Felicity-May’s family said.

"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."

Detective Chief Inspector Carl Jones described the little girl’s death as “heartbreaking”.

“This is a desperately sad incident where a baby girl has lost her life and we are doing what we can to support her loved ones at this incredibly difficult time,” he said.

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