Three charged over baby death

A mother from Oldham has been charged with the murder of her 7 week old son.
Katarzyna Gacek, her boyfriend and a lodger have been also been charged with child neglect. Thomas Gacek died from head injuries on Tuesday.

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Mother in court for baby's murder

Katarzyna Gacek Credit: Facebook

The mother of a seven-week-old baby boy who died from severe head injuries will appear in court today charged with murder and child neglect.

Katarzyna Gacek, 24, of Hillside Avenue, Oldham, is accused of killing her son Thomas Gacek.

Darren Butterfield, 35, of Ross Avenue, Chadderton, and Dawid Mokrzanowski, 26, of Hillside Avenue, have been charged with child neglect.

The three will appear at Oldham Magistrates Court later today.

A post-mortem examination revealed that Thomas died as a result of serious head injuries "consistent with a non-accidental injury".

Forensic examinations have taken place at his home on Hillside Avenue in the Clarksfield area of Oldham.

According to her Facebook page Katarzyna is originally from Jaslo in Poland.

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