Sheffield mum appears at court charged over accident that left boy, 7, with ​​​​​serious burns ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The defendant appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court this afternoon
The defendant appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court this afternoon

A Sheffield mum has appeared at court today charged with an offence relating to an accident that left her seven-year-old son with serious burns. 

The 31-year-old woman appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court this afternoon, when District Judge Naomi Redhouse placed a reporting restriction on the case preventing the media from publishing anything which could lead to the identification of the boy – including his mother’s name. 

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The woman is charged with one count of neglecting a child to cause unnecessary injury, relating to an accident involving her son that took place on May 27 this year. 

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The boy suffered burns in the accident, and spent several weeks in hospital being treated for his injuries. 

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The woman, dressed in a striped blouse and trousers, did not enter a plea during the short hearing. 

Judge Redhouse sent the case to Sheffield Crown Court, and released the woman on conditional bail until her next court appearance.