Father accused of murdering two-month-old daughter appears in court

A father from Redditch, Worcestershire, accused of murdering his two-month-old daughter has appeared at Worcester Crown Court.

Tyler Vallance, 20, has been further charged with the ill-treatment or neglect of a child causing unnecessary suffering or injury.

The mother of the child, 18 year-old Jessica Higgins, is accused of causing or allowing the death of a child and is further charged with the ill-treatment or neglect of a child causing unnecessary suffering or injury.

The charges relate to injuries their daughter Isabella Vallance sustained at a house in Redditch between December 5 and December 7 last year.

The baby died in hospital on December 12.

The case was adjourned for a plea and case management hearing to be held at the Crown Court on October 28.