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A DATE has been set for the trial of a man charged with murdering a one-month-old baby boy in Newbury last year.

Emergency services were called to Fountain Gardens, Ashridge Court, at around 1.50am on May 9, 2020, after reports that Colby Lawton was in cardiac arrest.

He was taken to hospital but later died.

Emergency services were called to Fountain Gardens, in Newbury on May 9, 2020
Emergency services were called to Fountain Gardens, in Newbury on May 9, 2020

James Lawton, aged 27, of Boreham Field, Warminster, Wiltshire, has been charged with one count of murder and GBH with intent.

He appeared via video-link at Reading Crown Court yesterday (May 27) and has been remanded in custody.

A provisional trial date has been set for November 1.



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