THE trial of a man accused of assaulting a child has been told the youngster’s injuries resembled that of a car crash victim. The child suffered swelling of the brain and internal head bleeding after allegedly being attacked by 25-year-old Christopher David Newton in Barrow. The evidence was given by radiologist Dr Winston St Clair Forbes yesterday at Newton’s trial at Preston Crown Court. Dr Forbes, who helped treat the youngster at Manchester Royal Children’s Hospital, said: “These were absolutely serious injuries and the abnormal swelling would be considered, in my experience, as life threatening.
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