County Durham mother charged with murder of her child, 3, in Ushaw Moor

Officers will remain at Bracken Court in Ushaw Moor while inquiries are completed. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A County Durham woman has appeared in court charged with murdering her child.

Christina Robinson appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of her three-year-old son, Dwelianyah Robinson.

It comes after emergency services were called to a property in Bracken Court in Ushaw Moor on Saturday 5 November.

The boy was taken to University Hospital of North Durham but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Robinson, of Bracken Court, also faces a charge of child neglect.

The 28-year-old was remanded in custody until her next hearing before Newcastle Crown Court on 13 December.

Durham Police said a police presence will remain at the scene today while enquiries are completed.

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