A woman has been charged with attempted murder after a baby was seriously injured at a property in Arbroath.
Police launched an investigation after a six-month-old girl was found hurt on or around Saturday, April 28.
Last night, the force confirmed the tot remains in a serious condition in hospital.
A 22-year-old woman has now been charged with attempted murder, and is expected to appear at Forfar Sheriff Court today.
Detective Inspector Scott Fotheringham said a joint child protection investigation was being carried out by Police Scotland, the NHS and social workers.
He added: “A report will be submitted to the Crown Office and procurator fiscal service and the woman is expected to appear at Forfar Sheriff Court on Friday May 11.
“The baby remains in a serious condition in hospital.”
People living in and around St Vigeans Road area described seeing a large police presence outside a property on April 28.
Officers remained at the scene for five days, but would not disclose any further details of the investigation – and advised local councillors not to publicly comment.
One neighbour said: “There was police outside the house all the time at the front and back doors, taking it in shifts. Sometimes the police were taking bags out of the house, but that’s about it. It’s all a mystery.”
At the time, police said a 999 call had been received on the Saturday just before 3pm.
Ambulance crews were sent to the scene and the baby was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
The injured tot was then transferred to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.