Assault charges denied

A WIGAN couple have been charged over an alleged assault on a four-month-old child.

The couple, who are both 19 but cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to charges relating to serious injuries found on a baby on February 19 when they appeared at Wigan Magistrates’ Court.

The woman is charged with causing or allowing the baby to be assaulted, ill-treated, neglected, abandoned or exposed in a manner likely to cause her unnecessary suffering or injury to her health.

The man has two charges against him, including assaulting and causing actual bodily harm to the child and wilfully assaulting, ill-treating, neglecting, abandoning or exposing the child in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health.

The pair have been bailed until July 4 when they will appear again at Wigan Magistrates’ Court.