Man and woman charged with murder after two-year-old dies in Doncaster

11 January 2020, 11:02

Two-year-old Keigan Ronnie O'Brien died from head injuries
Two-year-old Keigan Ronnie O'Brien died from head injuries. Picture: PA / South Yorkshire Police
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

A man and a woman have been charged with murder following the death of two-year-old Keigan Ronnie O'Brien in Doncaster.

South Yorkshire Police said the young boy was taken to hospital following reports that he was in cardiac arrest at a property in Bosworth Road, Adwick.

The young boy was treated by ambulance staff before being moved from the residence but later died on Thursday afternoon.

Police were called to the home at around 11am.

A post-mortem later showed Keigan died from head injuries.

Floral tributes to the toddler were left near the property in Doncaster.

Martin Currie, 36, and 32-year-old Sarah O'Brien, both of Bosworth Road, have been charged and will appear in Doncaster Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

Detective Chief Inspector James Axe, said: "Specialist officers have updated Keigan's family and are continuing to support them as they try to come to terms with and digest what has happened over the last 48-hours.

"I would also like to please reiterate my request for people to be mindful of what they are posting across social media networks," the senior investigating officer added.

"It's really important to refrain from posting any speculative comments and details about the case, to avoid further distress to Keigan's family and allow them the privacy to grieve, but to also allow the criminal proceedings to progress through the courts unhindered."

Those with information on Keigan's death are asked to phone 101 and quote incident number 293 of January 8, 2020.