Sutton man denies baby murder charge

A Sutton on Sea man denied the murder of 14-month-old baby Amelia Bowmar when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday.

Darryl Elliott, 30, of Sandringham Drive in Sutton on Sea, pleaded not guilty to the murder of Amelia Bowmar between July 27 and August 1 this year.

As reported, Amelia was taken to the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby with a suspected brain injury after allegedly being shaken.

She died 48-hours later after being transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Judge Michael Heath granted Elliott conditional bail at Lincoln Crown Court.

He has been ordered to live at an address in Stapleford, Nottingham and is not allowed to enter Lincolnshire as part of his bail.

The hearing was adjourned for trial in spring next year, but an exact date has not yet been confirmed.

At the time of baby Amelia’s death, tributes came flooding in via the Leader’s social network pages to remember her.

Sharon Yvette Dewsnap posted on Facebook: “RIP little one, my thoughts are with her family xxx.”

Sandra Pitwell wrote: “Sleep in Heavenly Peace little Darling x.”

Melanie McNaughton said: “This is such sad news.

“My heartfelt condolences go out to the little angel’s family.

“R.I.P sweetheart xxxx.”

Theresa Mary Williams posted: “R.I.P little angel.

“So so sad!! Sleep tight sweetheart xx.”

Barbara Gillan Wroe wrote: “Rip sweet wee angel.

“What a short wee life xx.”

Ann Tomlinson said: “Feel sorry for the family, they have lost their little girl.

“R.I.P little angel xxxx.”

Jasmine Kew also posted her thoughts, saying: “Sleep Tight Amelia.

“Gone but never forgotten.

“My thoughts are with the family at this very sad time xxxx.”