Shropshire

Shropshire couple in court charged with baby murder

A couple from Shropshire have appeared in court charged with the murder of their baby son.

Paul James Thomas, 28, and Ashlea Leanne Thomas, 19, are also accused of causing or allowing the death of the 11-month-old, as well as child cruelty.

The boy, called Oliver, was taken to hospital with head injuries in July 2012 and died four days later.

The couple, of Lilleshall Hall Drive in Newport, were remanded in custody at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

They are due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on 31 October.

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