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Man charged with murder of Sheffield baby

A 19 year old man has been charged with murder following the death of one year old Erin Emilia Rain Tomkins on Tuesday.

Martin Johnson was arrested on Monday following Erin’s admittance to Sheffield Children’s Hospital with suspected non accidental injuries.

she was admitted to hospital with non accidental injuries Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Erin, who would have turned two next month, sadly died in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death to be severe head injuries.

My thoughts are with the family at this incredibly traumatic and difficult time and I would please ask their privacy is respected.

I understand Erin’s death is highly emotive and people will naturally feel saddened at the tragic loss of such a young life.

I would again urge people to please think about the comments they make on social media and the impact it could have on the family, and request that posts of a speculative nature are refrained from, to allow them time to grieve and to enable criminal proceedings to progress through the courts unhindered.

– Steve Whittaker, Detective Chief Inspector