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Man charged with murdering toddler Roxie Jo-Anne Archer

Roxie Jo-Anne Archer
Image caption A post-mortem examination found head injuries to be the cause of Roxie Jo-Anne Archer's death

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a toddler in Greater Manchester.

Roxie Jo-Anne Archer, two, suffered head injuries at a house in Elizabeth Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, on 10 March.

She was taken to hospital but died the following day. A post-mortem examination found the head injuries to be the cause of her death.

Ben Raftery, 20, from Gorton, has been charged with murder and is due before Manchester Crown Court on Friday.

Roxie's mother Sophie had gone on a surprise trip to New York to celebrate her birthday at the time of the incident and was informed of the toddler's death as she arrived in the US.

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