Whalley woman charged in tot starvation

Whalley woman charged in tot starvation

Police say a two-year-old boy was in serious condition when seized and taken to hospital.

A 23-year-old Whalley woman is facing charges after being accused of starving her two-year-old son.

The woman and child cannot be identified, but police say the woman has been arrested and has been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failure to provide the necessities of life.

The emaciated 27-month-old boy was apprehended by police as soon as they were alerted by witnesses and they say he is lucky to be alive.

His current condition has improved, police say.

While the mother can’t be identified, police are calling for any witnesses who may have information to come forward.

Two other adults have been arrested in regards to this case, but have not yet been charged.

The investigation is in the early stages.