Lincolnshire mother, 16, in court over baby son's murder

A 16-year-old girl has appeared in court charged with the murder of her newborn son.

Police were called to an address in the village of Baston, Lincolnshire, on 5 September, shortly before 02:00 BST.

A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death was a blocked airway and that the child had choked.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was remanded into local authority care following court hearings in Grantham and Lincoln.

She is charged with the murder of her son between 2 and 6 September. No plea was entered.

At Lincoln Crown Court, Judge Michael Heath also imposed a number of conditions on her. These included a night-time curfew and being electronically monitored.

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