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Family trio charged over Bristol toddler's pond death

Three members of the same family have been charged in connection with the death of a two-year-old Bristol boy who drowned in a garden pond.

Daniel Marshall Rees-Smith was found in the water at his grandmother's home in Mount Hill Road, Hanham, on 4 June.

The boy's grandmother Hilary Rees, 44, his mother, Charlotte Rees-Smith, 19, and his father Andrew Marshall, 21, are accused of manslaughter and neglect.

All three have been charged and released on bail, police said.

Ms Rees, of Mount Hill Road, Hanham, Ms Rees-Smith of Hicks Court, St George, Bristol, and Mr Marshall from Wrington, Somerset, are due to appear at North Avon Magistrates Court on 15 November.

Police were called to Mount Hill Road at 2245 BST on 4 June.

Daniel was taken to Bristol Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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