South East Wales

Grandfather Mark Jones denies Amelia Jones murder charge

Amelia Jones Image copyright Gwent Police
Image caption Amelia died at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

The grandfather of a five-week-old baby has denied murdering her.

Mark Jones, 45, appeared via video link at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday to answer the charge following the death of Amelia Jones two years ago.

He also denied perverting the course of justice and was remanded in custody.

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with perverting the course of justice and was released on bail.

In November 2012, Gwent Police officers were called to an address in Cwmbran by ambulance crews concerned about Amelia's health.

She was taken to Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital and then transferred to Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales where she died.

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