Burnley mother charged over son's death

Flowers outside the house on Scarlett Street, Burnley, where died Photo: ITV

A woman has been charged over the death of her four-month-old son after a television fell on top of him.

Kian McMillan was taken to hospital with head injuries following the incident at his home in Scarlett Street, Burnley, on December 6 last year.

He was transferred from the Royal Blackburn Hospital to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital but died the next day.

Lancashire Police said Natalie McMillan, 24, now of Bradford, West Yorkshire, has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence and child cruelty.

Edward Hanratty, 40, also from Bradford, is also accused of child cruelty.

Both have bailed to appear before Burnley Magistrates' Court on May 1.