Cleckheaton couple due in court over baby death

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The CPS has announced that Lucy Damen and Daniel Sheard should be charged with manslaughter and familial homicide in connection with the death of a four month old baby in Cleckheaton.

Sarah Nelson, Crown Advocate with CPS Yorkshire and Humberside said: “I have carefully reviewed the evidence gathered by West Yorkshire Police and I have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to prosecute Lucy Damen and Daniel Sheard with offences of manslaughter and familial homicide.“

The first hearing will take place at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on 3 October 2013.