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Playtime Beds: Company directors in court over baby death

Craig Williams leaves court
Image caption Craig Williams, a director of Playtime Beds, is charged with gross negligence manslaughter

Two company directors have appeared before magistrates in connection with the death of a seven-month-old baby.

Craig Williams, 37, a director of Playtime Beds, is charged with gross negligence manslaughter and fraud by false representation.

Joseph Bruce, 30, a director of Magical Dream Beds, faces a charge of fraud by false representation.

The men, both of Rotherham, appeared at York Magistrates' Court and were bailed to appear at the city's crown court.

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The baby boy died at a house in York on 3 November 2016.

The charges are in relation to an investigation involving Sheffield-based Playtime Beds Ltd, which has ceased trading.

Mr Williams and Mr Bruce are due appear before York Crown Court on 16 February.

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