South East Wales

Baby Alfie Sullock death: Michael Pearce denies murder

Michael Pearce
Image caption Michael Pearce is due to stand trial in April

A 32-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a six-week-old baby in south Wales.

Michael Pearce, of Nelson in Caerphilly county, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday via video link.

Alfie Sullock, from Fairwater, Cardiff, died at the University Hospital of Wales in the city on 20 August.

Mr Pearce was originally charged with assault but later charged with murder after the boy died. A trial date has been listed for April next year.