Two in court over killing of boy Riley Pettipierre

The mother of a two-year-old boy and a man have appeared in court charged with manslaughter of the toddler.

Riley Pettipierre died after falling ill at his home in Kilbourne Road, Belper, on Tuesday morning.

He died shortly after arriving at hospital. His cause of death is not yet known.

Sally Dent, 32, and Shaun Binfield, 44, both of Kilbourne Road, were remanded into custody by South Derbyshire magistrates.

The defendants, who live at different addresses on Kilbourne Road, are due to appear before Nottingham Crown Court on 29 March.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Tuesday but Derbyshire police are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

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