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Couple charged with manslaughter over death of baby
A couple have been charged with manslaughter and familial homicide in connection with the death of a four-month-old baby in Scholes, near 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 pair were arrested early on Monday morning after police were called to their flat on Foldings Avenue, following concerns from neighbours about the baby’s safety.