A man has been charged with three murders, including two babies and his ex-partner.

Jordan Monaghan, 29, is also accused of attempting to murder another child on two separate occasions.

Monaghan, from Blackburn, appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court this morning.

Wearing a grey T-shirt and a mask over his face, the defendant spoke only to confirm his name and address to the court.

Monaghan is accused of murdering three-week-old Ruby Monaghan on New Year’s Day, 2013.

He is accused of killing 21-month-old Logan Monaghan eight months later, on August 17, 2013, reports Lancashire Live.

Preston Magistrates court
Jordan Monaghan appeared at Preston Magistrates court

He faces two counts of attempting to murder another child in the autumn of 2016, along with two counts of cruelty by restricting her breathing.

Monaghan is also charged with murdering Evie Adams on October 27 2019,.

He has not yet entered any formal pleas to any of the charges.

His defence lawyer told the court: “All these charges are firmly denied by him.”

Monaghan will appear at Preston Crown Court on Thursday, January 21 where a date will be set for him to stand trial.