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Parents sentenced over toddler's death

Lia Green's lifeless body was found at a house in Preston Credit: Lancashire Police

The parents of a 3 year old girl whose battered body was discovered in Preston are being sentenced later.

Lia Green was found covered in bruises at the family home.

Richard Green admitted manslaughter.

Her mother Natalie Critchley was convicted of child cruelty.

Lia's parents Richard Green and Natalie Critchley Credit: Lancashire Police

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Father on trial accused of killing 3 year old daughter

Lia Green Credit: Family photo

A Lancashire man's gone on trial charged with murdering his three year old daughter.

Lia Green died after being taken ill on August 30th last year.

The toddler was taken to Royal Preston Hospital from her home in Plungington, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Richard Green, 23, of Harling Street, Ribbleton is charged with murder. Lia's mother Natalie Critchley, 21, of Norris Street, Plungington, is charged with causing or allowing her daughters death.

The prosecution has told the jury at Preston Crown Court the youngster died from blunt force to her abdomen and her body was extensively bruised.

The accused plead not guilty to the charges against them. The trial continues.

Lia Green being laid to rest in Preston

Lia Green's coffin arrives at the English Martyrs' Catholic Church in Preston in a horse-drawn carriage.

She is taken inside in a small pink coffin. All those attending the funeral are wearing something pink.

Lia Green's coffin arrives at the English Martyrs' Catholic Church. Credit: Amy Welch
Lia Green's coffin arrives at the English Martyrs' Catholic Church. Credit: Amy Welch
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