A three-week-old baby boy, who was stabbed in Wallsend, Newcastle, last week, has died in hospital, police have said.

Police and ambulance services were called to the home at 2.15pm on Wednesday and found a 21-year-old woman and the baby with life-threatening injuries.

The woman is said to be in a stable condition, but her son has died.

Following the incident, Denis Erdinch Beytula, 27, was charged with two counts of attempted murder.

He appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on Thursday and was remanded into custody.

All parties were known to each other, police have said.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Cole, of Northumbria Police, said: This is a devastating time for the baby’s family. Specialist officers continue to offer them support and I know the community in Wallsend are by their side too.

It is impossible to imagine what they are going through and I would ask the public to continue to respect the family’s privacy at this time.

A man has been charged in relation to the incident and we will continue to work closely with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as the case moves forward.

Beytula will next appear in court on 31 October.

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