North East Wales

Shotton mother Hannah Turtle charged with baby murder

Hannah Turtle

A 22-year-old Flintshire woman has been charged with murdering her seven-week-old son last year.

Hannah Turtle, from Shotton, is also accused of three counts of ill treatment of baby James Hughes and two of administering poison to the infant.

Ms Turtle, whose address was given as Llanarth hospital in Abergavenny, was remanded in custody by Wrexham magistrates.

She is due to appear at Mold Crown Court on Friday.

One of the poison charges relates to allegedly administering an antidepressant drug to James between 31 May and 5 June 2016.

He was taken to hospital from the family home in Ryeland Street, Shotton, on 9 June 2016. He died on 13 June.

He was initially treated at the Countess of Chester Hospital and was then transferred to Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital where he died.