Man and woman appear in court charged with murder of Doncaster toddler Keigan O'Brien

A man and a woman have appeared in court charged with the murder of two-year-old Keigan O'Brien in Doncaster.

Saturday, 11th January 2020, 11:51 am

Keigan was taken to hospital on Wednesday after emergency services – including an air ambulance – were called to a home on Bosworth Road to reports the youngster had gone into cardiac arrest.

He died in hospital the following day.

A post-mortem examination concluded that the toddler had died as a result of head injuries.

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Keigan O'Brien.

Martin Currie, 36, and Sarah O’Brien, 32, both of Bosworth Road, Doncaster, were last night charged with his murder and appeared at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court this morning.

They were both remanded into custody and will appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday.

Detective Chief Inspector James Axe, the senior investigating officer, 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.

“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.”

Anyone with concerns or information is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 293 of January 8.