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Woman charged with murder of 7-year-old boy

Archie Spriggs was found dead at the address in Rushbury Road on the 21st of September. Credit: West Mercia Police

A woman has been charged with the murder of a seven-year-old boy in Shropshire.

Archie Spriggs was found dead at a house in Rushbury Road in Wall under Heywood on Thursday 21st September.

Archie Spriggs was found dead at the address in Rushbury Road on the 21st of September. Credit: ITV News/Chris Halpin

Lesley Speed, 44, of Rushbury Road, was arrested in connection with the boy's murder on Thursday. West Mercia Police say she was found at the house with significant injuries that required hospital treatment.

She is due to appear at Telford Magistrates Court today (28 September).