Pair remanded in custody over death of baby

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A MAN and woman have been remanded in custody over the death of a baby boy.

The 28-year-old man, from Pitsmoor in Sheffield, and the 27-year-old woman, from Chapeltown, appeared at Barnsley Magistratres’ Court yesterday and will appear at Sheffield Crown Court next Monday, January 28.

Magistrates heard the man is accused of murdering an 11-month-old boy in September 2011.

The boy collapsed at his home address in Hoyland Common, Barnsley, and was rushed to Sheffield Children’s Hospital were he later died.

The 28-year-old man has also been charged with allowing or causing the death of a child.

His co-accused is charged with allowing or causing the death of a child, and child neglect.

Pleas have not been entered.