Woman charged with murder of baby in Belfast

Woman charged with murder of baby in Belfast

A WOMAN has been charged with the murder of a baby boy in Belfast, named locally as Liam O'Keefe.

The infant was stabbed to death in the north of the city on Tuesday evening and police have confirmed that another child, Liam's sister, was critically injured in the same incident.

The young girl was rushed to a nearby hospital and is now believed to be in a stable condition.

On Wednesday, Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said they'd arrested a 29-year-old woman in connection with the incident, and confirmed this morning that the woman had been charged with Liam's murder and the attempted murder of another child.

The woman, whose name has not been released, is due to appear before Belfast Magistrates' Court later on Friday.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the woman is the children's mother.

Their devastated father, who was in London at the time of Liam's death, says he is "truly heartbroken" by the incident.

“To all the neighbours and the full community for all their help and support, I really appreciate it all," he said during a vigil outside his Belfast home.

"Holding this vigil means the world to me. I am truly heartbroken but it gives me the strength to know you are all giving so much love and support.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart."