Lee Clark pleads not guilty to manslaughter of baby son

Lee Clark at Peterlee Magistrates Court
Image caption Lee Clark denies manslaughter and was bailed to appear at Newcastle Crown Court in October

A 27-year-old County Durham man has pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of his five-month-old son.

Lee Clark, of Neville Close, Gainford, near Darlington, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court and was granted bail.

Charlee Cameron Clark was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital in February 2011 but later died at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Police were alerted by hospital staff who were concerned that the baby had serious head injuries.

Mr Clark is due to appear for trial on 29 October and was released on bail.

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