A mother is to appear in court charged in connection with the death of her baby.

Danielle Massey has been charged with causing or allowing the death of a child following the death of seven-month-old Charlie Goodall at their home in February 2022.

The 31-year-old has also been charged with possession of cannabis and will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on April 16.

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On the afternoon of February 16, 2022, police were alerted by paramedics to a house in West Chilton Terrace, in Chilton, County Durham, where a baby boy was found to be unresponsive in the bath.

The child was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, but sadly died shortly after arrival.