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Parents in court over death of baby Isabella Vallance

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Image caption Two-month old Isabella Vallance died at Birmingham Children's Hospital on 12 December

Two parents have appeared in court charged with the death of their baby daughter.

Isabella Vallance was two months old when she died in December in hospital.

Tyler John Vallance, 20, who was living in Redditch at the time, is charged with the murder of a child under one.

Jessica Jamie Rosamay Wiggins, 18, of Engadine Road in Bromsgrove, is charged with causing or allowing the death of a child. Neither entered a plea at Redditch Magistrates' Court earlier.

They are due to appear before Worcester Crown Court on Monday.

The couple have also been charged with the ill treatment or neglect of a child to cause unnecessary suffering or injury.

Isabella died at the Birmingham Children's Hospital after being transferred from the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, where she was originally admitted on 7 December.

It is alleged the incidents of abuse took place between 5 October and 7 December 2012.

The pair were originally arrested on 9 December.

Mr Vallance has been remanded in custody until Monday's crown court hearing. Ms Wiggins was released on bail.

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