Belfast tragedy: Father of murdered 7-week-old returns home to care for injured daughter 1 month ago

Belfast tragedy: Father of murdered 7-week-old returns home to care for injured daughter

A woman who was arrested in relation to the case remains in police custody

The father of a Belfast baby boy who was stabbed to death on Tuesday night has returned home to care for his daughter in hospital.

The father had been working in England when he received the news that his children were stabbed at a house in Brompton Park, in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast.

The seven-week-old sadly passed away at the scene despite the efforts of medics.

His two-year old sister was badly injured and rushed to hospital. She remained in intensive care overnight.

The children's father, originally from West Belfast, is reported to have arrived back in Ireland yesterday after journeying from Liverpool with relatives to be by his daughter's side.

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A 29-year-old woman arrested at the scene of the stabbing remains in police custody on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Millar from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team said: "While our investigation is at any early stage I can confirm that at this stage, we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this tragic death.

"I would like to thank the local community for the support that they have provided and would appeal to anyone with any information that can assist our investigation to contact us."