A MAN has been charged with the murder of an 11-month-old boy from Hoyland Common following a police investigation that's been ongoing for almost two years.

The 28-year-old, from Pitsmoor, Sheffield, was originally arrested on suspicion of murder on 29 September, 2011, following the death of the boy the day before, 28 September, 2011.

The boy collapsed and died after being rushed to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The man has now been charged with murder and allowing or causing the death of a child.

A 27-year-old woman from Chapeltown, Sheffield, has also been charged with allowing or causing the death of a child and child neglect.

Both are due to appear at Barnsley Magistrates Court on Monday, 21 January, 2013.