Kent

Couple appear in court over Minster baby death

Medway Magistrates's Court Image copyright Google
Image caption Katherine Cox and Danny Shepherd appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court

A man and a woman have appeared in court charged with causing or allowing the death of a baby.

Four-month-old Eli Cox was found at an address in Lapwing Close in Minster, Sheppey, on 13 April and died in hospital on 27 April, Kent Police said.

Katherine Cox, 32, and Danny Shepherd, 25, both of Millfield Road, Faversham, appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Both were released on conditional bail.

Ms Cox and Mr Shepherd are also accused of one count of causing or allowing serious injury to a child and one count of possession of a class B drug (amphetamine).

They are due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 13 December.

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