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Stabbed three-week-old baby dies in hospital

A three-week-old baby boy has died days after being stabbed in Wallsend, North Tyneside.

Police and ambulance services were called to a home at 2.15pm on Wednesday and found a 21-year-old woman and the baby with life-threatening injuries.

The woman is said to be in a stable condition, but her son has died.

Following the incident, Denis Erdinch Beytula, 27, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder.

He appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on Thursday and was remanded into custody.

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All parties were known to each other, police have said.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Cole, of Northumbria Police, said: "This is a devastating time for the baby's family. Specialist officers continue to offer them support and I know the community in Wallsend are by their side too.

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