Parents appearing in court following baby death in Slough

27/02/2012

Simon Hathaway, aged 31, and Anne Hathaway nee Parish, aged 20, both formerly of Colnbrook, Slough, but now living in Hayes, Middlesex, will appear at Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Tuesday, 28 February 2012, in connection with the death of their baby.

Louise Chitty, a Crown Advocate for the Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Complex Casework Unit said, "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against Simon and Anne Hathaway.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the evidence, I authorised Thames Valley Police to charge Simon Hathaway with manslaughter, and Anne Hathaway with wilful neglect.  They were charged on 14 February 2012.

"The charges relate to the death of 5-week-old Jordan Hathaway, who died at home in Colnbrook, Slough on 22 February 2011.

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