Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Tommy Sheldon car fire death: Mum charged with murder

Tommy Sheldon Image copyright Police
Image caption Tommy Sheldon spent two weeks in hospital undergoing treatment

The mother of a five-year-old boy has been charged with his murder after he died in a car fire.

Tommy Sheldon, from Southampton, died two weeks after being pulled from the inferno by a passer-by in Merdon Castle Lane, Hursley, Hampshire, on 11 August.

His mother Teresa Sheldon, from Kent, has also been charged with the attempted murder of another person, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

She was remanded in custody when she appeared at Winchester Crown Court.

Ms Sheldon, 38, from Leyton Cross Road, Dartford, also faces a count of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and is due back at court at a date yet to be fixed.

Tommy was rescued from inside the burning car and airlifted to hospital with serious burns.

He died on 25 August.

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