Shropshire

Archie Spriggs death: Mother charged with murder of boy, 7

Archie Spriggs Image copyright Family handout
Image caption The cause of Archie's death has not yet been confirmed

The mother of a seven-year-old boy who was found dead at a house in Shropshire has been charged with his murder.

Police found the body of Archie Spriggs at the home in Rushbury Road, Wall-under-Heywood, near Church Stretton, on 21 September.

Lesley Speed, 44, also of Rushbury Road, appeared at Telford Magistrates' Court earlier.

She did not enter a plea and is next due to appear at Stafford Crown Court on Monday.

West Mercia Police said Ms Speed needed hospital treatment after being found in the home with "significant injuries".

The cause of Archie's death has not yet been confirmed.

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