Ellie Butler death: Father charged with murder

Flowers outside Ellie Butler's home
Image caption Flowers were left outside Ellie Butler's home after her death in October 2013

The father of a six-year-old girl, who died from head injuries, has appeared in court charged with her murder.

Ben Butler, 34, appeared at Croydon Magistrates' Court accused of killing Ellie Butler.

Ellie was treated by paramedics at her home in Sutton, south-west London, on 28 October. The Avenue Primary School pupil was taken to hospital but died.

Mr Butler was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Croydon Crown Court on Thursday.

A 34-year-old woman arrested in connection with the investigation has been bailed.

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