Man charged with manslaughter - Amersham

17/07/2012

John Holmes, aged 30, from Pear Tree Close, Amersham will appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 07 August 2012, in connection with the death of his baby daughter.

Baljit Ubhey OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against John Holmes.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, I authorised Thames Valley Police to charge John Holmes with manslaughter.  He was charged yesterday, Monday, 16 July 2012.

"The charge relates to the death of 9-week-old Emma Holmes, who died in Amersham on 24 October 2011.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."