Man in court accused of baby murder

A SUFFOLK man will appear in court today accused of murdering a four-week-old baby.Duncan Mills, of London Road, Ipswich, was charged yesterday evening with killing the boy, who was believed to be called Luigi.

A SUFFOLK man will appear in court today accused of murdering a four-week-old baby.

Duncan Mills, of London Road, Ipswich, was charged yesterday evening with killing the boy, who was believed to be called Luigi.

The 31-year-old, who was arrested at his flat on Saturday, is also facing an allegation of assaulting a woman, causing grievous bodily harm. He will appear before magistrates in Ipswich this morning .

A 22-year-old woman arrested in connection with the baby's death has been released without charge.


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The news came as loving tributes were made to the four-week-old child, who lived with his mother in Lanercost Way, Ipswich.

He died on Saturday following frantic attempts to revive him by neighbours and ambulance crews.

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Police confirmed yesterday that the post-mortem examination results showed his death was not due to natural causes.

The baby's mother, Samantha Askew, was taken to Ipswich Hospital on Saturday for treatment to injuries which were described as not life-threatening. Ms Askew's home remained cordoned off with police tape yesterday.

As detectives continued their investigations, the number of floral tributes laid outside the home grew.

One message read: “Red is for love, love that is unbreakable. White is for purity.

“Lil' Luigi was so pure and innocent, too young to be taken. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten.

“I'll always be there for you Sam. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

“May God look after you and watch over you all.”

Another tribute said: “All our thoughts are with you and the angels are looking after you dearest little one.”

A further message read: “You are in our hearts and prayers forever.”

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