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Daniel Jones heroin death: Serious case review launched

The death of a toddler from a heroin overdose in Wolverhampton is to be the subject of a serious case review.

Daniel Jones, aged 23 months, died in a property in the Penn area of Wolverhampton in May.

The review will be conducted by the Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board, which includes the city council's children's services department.

A man and a woman have been charged with the child's manslaughter.

Emma Bradburn, 33, and Simon Jones, 29, both of the same address in Windsor Avenue, Penn, Wolverhampton, also face a charge of causing or allowing the death of a child.

At a court hearing on Thursday they pleaded not guilty to the charges against them and were remanded in custody ahead of an appearance at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 7 March.

The Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board also includes representatives from other public bodies including the police, NHS, and schools as well as charities.

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