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Belfast tragedy Baby stabbed to death at a house in north Belfast named as Liam O'Keefe

The baby and a toddler were both stabbed in an incident in north Belfast on Tuesday

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Stuffed toys and flowers were left at the scene

Stuffed toys and flowers were left at the scene

Stuffed toys and flowers were left at the scene

The seven-week-old baby who was stabbed to death in a house in the Ardoyne area of Belfast on Tuesday evening has been named by police as Liam O'Keefe.

The PSNI said the 29-year-old woman arrested has now been transferred from hospital into police custody and is being questioned.

They said the the other child remains in hospital but is being described as in a stable condition.

The post mortem of a Liam is due to take place today.

The 29-year-old woman is believed to be originally from Romania.

Meanwhile, the father of the children has flown to Belfast from England to be with his critically ill daughter who is being treated in intensive care.

The incident happened in the Brompton Park area of Ardoyne shortly after 8pm.

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The house on Brompton Park in Ardoyne where the incident took place

The house on Brompton Park in Ardoyne where the incident took place

The house on Brompton Park in Ardoyne where the incident took place

Despite the efforts of emergency teams, the seven-week-old baby was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police officers managed to treat the toddler at the scene until the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service arrived.

Messages, flowers and stuffed toys have been left by well-wishers at the scene of the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Millar from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team said: “Our investigation into last night’s tragic events is progressing and I am keen to thank the local community for their ongoing support.

“A post mortem is expected to take place (Thursday 29 July).

“The 29-year-old woman remains under arrest at this time.

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“While we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this, I would reiterate or ask for anyone with information to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1787 of 27/07/21.”

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