A WOMAN who was charged with murder following the death of a one-month-old baby will appear at Crown Court.

Chelsea Louise Cuthbertson is due to appear at Southampton Crown Court on Friday.

The 27-year-old of Knightwood Road in Hythe appeared before Southampton Magistrates' Court this morning via videolink.

Wearing a face mask she spoke only to confirm her name, address and date of birth.

It follows an incident at a flat in Knightwood Road on February 2 last year.

South Central Ambulance Service rushed to the property to treat a baby boy.

The magistrates' court heard how the baby died on February 6 having suffered from a number of serious injuries.

The baby cannot be named after an identification ban was imposed by the court today.

A 42-year-old man was previously arrested but was released without charge with no further action, according to police.