19/12/2007

Murder Charges Follow Toddler's Death

A man and a woman in Sheffield have been charged with murder and child cruelty, following the death of a three-year-old girl in September.

The pair were arrested on Monday and questioned in connection with the death of the child, who was found in an upstairs room of the Scarborough Arms Public House in Addy Street in the early hours of September 30, when paramedics were called to the scene.

The same man and woman were arrested at the time and were released on police bail. They were charged with murder and child cruelty on Tuesday and are due to appear before Sheffield Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

South Yorkshire Police said that an application would be made to Sheffield Magistrates Court for the pair to be remanded in custody.

(KMcA)


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