Child neglect charges after girl, one, taken to hospital

A man and a woman have been charged with child neglect and assault after a one-year-old girl was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

The 45-year-old man and 33-year-old woman were arrested at a property in Station Parade, Barking at around 11am on Saturday.

A one-year-old child was taken to an east London hospital by ambulance and police described her condition as serious but stable today.

The pair appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with GBH, child neglect and causing or allowing serious harm to a child.

They were remanded in custody to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court in October.