South East Wales

Death of six-week-old boy sparks Gwent Police murder inquiry

Alfie Sullock
Image caption Gwent Police said Alfie Sullock, aged six weeks, died in hospital

Gwent Police have confirmed the name of a six-week-old baby boy whose death is being treated as murder.

Alfie Sullock, from Fairwater, Cardiff, died at the University Hospital of Wales in the city on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called to a property in Nelson on Friday.

Michael Pearce, 32, of Nelson, was charged with assault and appeared before Caerphilly magistrates on Monday. He was remanded in custody.

Mr Pearce is expected to appear before Newport Crown Court on 29 August.

Gwent Police said Alfie was initially taken to Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil before he was transferred to Cardiff.

On Tuesday a force spokesman said: "Gwent Police has launched a murder inquiry following the death of a baby boy in the Nelson area.

"Officers received a call to an address at 9.15pm on Friday reporting a baby not breathing.

"The six-week-old baby boy subsequently died this afternoon.

"A 32-year-old man from the Nelson area was arrested and charged with assault.

"He appeared before Caerphilly magistrates yesterday."

The boy's mother has been named locally as Donna Sullock, from Fairwater in Cardiff.

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