Christopher and Charlotte Shedlon Plymouth baby cruelty trial is delayed
THE TRIAL of a mother and father accused of cruelty to their baby has been delayed.
The hearing of Christopher Sheldon, aged 32, and his 24-year-old estranged wife Charlotte, was due to resume yesterday at Plymouth Crown Court.
But the case had to be put off until today because her barrister Nick Lewin was ill.
Christopher Sheldon, of Bridgetown, Totnes, and Charlotte Sheldon, of Sefton Avenue, each deny two charges.
Each is accused of "ill-treating or assaulting" their son Ethan between his birth in May 2010 and October that year.
The pair are also charged with "neglecting or exposing" him – failing to seek medical attention for his injuries over the same period.