A MAN has been charged with murder after a baby girl died in Wigan.

Daniel Ashurst, 32, of Fleming Court, Wigan has been charged with the murder of 14-month-old Hollie Ashurst and remanded in police custody to appear before Wigan Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, March 5.

A police statement read: "At around 2pm on Thursday, February 28 police were called by medical staff who informed officers a baby girl was being taken to hospital with head injuries.

"Despite the best efforts of hospital staff the baby, who has since been formally identified as Hollie Ashurst, sadly passed away on Friday 1 March 2019.

"A post-mortem on Monday, March 4 2019 confirmed Hollie died of head injuries."