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Two-week-old baby left fighting for life after ‘rape’

A two-week-old baby is in a serious condition after allegedly being raped in Belfast.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with rape and grievous bodily harm, as the baby is in intensive care at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

The infant is from the Annalong area of County Down, the BBC reports.

Police say the baby suffered a number of injuries in the alleged attack, which happened on Saturday, September 29.

The suspect, who has appeared at Armagh Magistrates’ Court, cannot be named for legal reasons.

He is due to appear at Newry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday next week.

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