Trial on child cruelty charges

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A woman was returned for trial to the Londonderry Crown Court on December 10, on four charges relating to child cruelty.

The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared at the Magistrate’s Court on Friday for a preliminary hearing. She is charged that between January 21, and September 8, 2014, she assaulted a child under the age of 16 , with a second, similar, charge, as well as two charges of assault cases against a child under the age of 16 between August 1 and August 30, 2014.

She declined to comment or call any witnesses.