Dad charged with murdering two-week-old daughter Felicity-May Harvey
Felicity-May Harvey was born with a cleft lip and palate but was 'the most happy and content little girl'
A young dad has been charged with murdering his two-week-old daughter.
Darin Harvey, of Wardle, Rochdale, has been remanded in custody and was due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Thursday, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed.
The 25-year-old is accused of killing Felicity-May Harvey who passed away in hospital on 11 January 2021 after police were called by doctors days earlier to a "report of concern for her welfare".
Paying tribute shortly after her death, Felicity-May’s family described her as a “beautiful and incredibly brave” child in a statement released by GMP.
“Our hearts are broken after losing our precious baby girl, Felicity-May. “She was a gorgeous baby and always so alert, looking around with her big blue eyes," it read.
The statement continued: “She was absolutely beautiful and incredibly brave and she melted the hearts of everyone who met her.
“What made her extra special was her cleft lip and palate, and despite the challenges of this, she was the most happy and content little girl.
“She was and always will be loved by her mum, sisters, and family and there is a huge void in all our hearts and lives now that she has been taken from us. “She was our special star, and it is not fair that she shone brightly for only a short time.”
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