Stoke & Staffordshire

Toddler death accused Scott Hepburn denies murder charge

A man from Stoke-on-Trent has pleaded not guilty to murdering a toddler.

Scott Hepburn, 32, from Fenton, appeared at Stafford Crown Court earlier and was remanded in custody.

In January, 18-month-old Ashley Johnson, of Woodgate Street, in Meir, was found to have suffered a fatal head injury.

Mr Hepburn is to stand trial in January and it is expected to last for at least three weeks.

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