Man charged with baby murder - Faringdon

11/03/2015

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with murder.

Jordan Saxton, aged 21, of Wingate Close, Oxford, was charged yesterday evening, Tuesday, 10 March 2015, with murder.

The charge is in relation to the death of an 11-week-old baby boy from Faringdon, Oxfordshire, on 18 November 2014.  A post mortem revealed the cause of death as non-accidental head injuries.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against Jordan Saxton.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge the man with murder.

"The charge is in relation to the death of an 11-week-old baby boy from Faringdon last November.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Saxton has been remanded in police custody to appear at Banbury Magistrates' Court today, Wednesday, 11 March 2015.

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