A Lancashire man is facing kidnapping and wounding charges after an injured woman and a baby were found inside a car.
The woman, 26, remains in hospital in serious condition 10 days after the police stopped the car and found her with a head injury. The 16-month-old boy was not injured.
Police were first called to an address on Brierfield, Skelmersdale, in the early hours of November 14 to reports of concern for a missing woman. That led to a search and officers stopped a car in Merseyside in which they found both the missing woman and the baby boy.
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The driver of the car was arrested at the scene, police said. Nathaniel Corkish, 31, of Lindens, Skelmersdale, was later charged with wounding, kidnapping and strangulation. All three of those charges relate to the woman, with the wounding offense said to have occurred two days before the alleged kidnapping.
He appeared at Preston Magistrates Court on November 16 and was remanded until a Preston Crown Court appearance on December 14. According to neighbors, a police presence remained outside the Brierfield address for around a week after the incident.
A Lancashire Constabulary spokesperson said: “A police investigation is on-going and officers have been at an address on Brierfield as part of our enquiries. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 0070 of November 14. Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”