UK & World News

  • 13 December 2012, 12:19

Two Charged After Boy Dies From Drug Overdose

Two people have been charged with manslaughter after a toddler died from a heroin overdose in Wolverhampton earlier this year.

A 29-year-old man and 33-year-old woman have been accused of causing or allowing the death of 23-month-old Daniel Jones.

He was pronounced dead by paramedics who responded to a call to a house in the city at 6.15am on May 29.

Daniel's death was initially treated as unexplained by police but recent forensic tests showed he died from a heroin overdose.

The suspects were detained by police in Penn, Wolverhampton, on Wednesday and are due to appear before magistrates.