A man accused of assaulting a six-week-old baby who later died failed today in a bid to be freed on bail.
Detectives are still investigating the death of Alfie Sullock after paramedics were called to an address in Nelson, near Caerphilly, on Friday, August 16, amid reports a child had stopped breathing.
Michael Pearce, 32, of Nelson, was charged with assault by police and appeared before magistrates four days after the incident.
However, Alfie, of Fairwater, Cardiff, died the day after his appearance
at Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court prompting police to launch a murder investigation
Pearce, a father-of-one, appeared before Cardiff Crown Court for a preliminary hearing in relation to the assault charge.
He appeared via videolink from HMP Cardiff wearing a red jumper and spoke only to confirm his name.
Recorder of Cardiff, Judge Eleri Rees QC, refused a bail application after a 20-minute hearing and remanded Pearce in custody.
The judge set a provisional date of September 20 for the next hearing.