Riley case adjourned

THE BELPER couple accused of causing the death of their two-year-old son have appeared in court again.

Riley Pettipierre became ill at his home in Kilbourne Road, Belper, at around 10.45am on March 13.

He was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards, Derbyshire police said.

His mother Sally Dent, 32, and 41-year-old Shaun Binfield, appeared before Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday, March 29, charged with the manslaughter of the toddler.

After a brief hearing, they were released on conditional bail to appear at the same court for a further hearing on June 15.

An inquest has been opened at Derby and South Derbyshire Coroner’s Court.