South East Wales

Boy, 17, admits lying about Amelia Jones's death

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

A teenager has admitted lying to police about the death of a five-week-old girl.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice over the death of Amelia Jones at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday.

Amelia was found with serious injuries at a house in Cwmbran in November 2012.

The boy was released on bail and will be sentenced at Cwmbran Youth Court in January. Amelia's grandfather Mark Jones, 45, has denied her murder.

The boy admitted "giving a false account to police" when he was questioned about her death.

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