Teenage mother charged over baby's death

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A teenage mother has been charged over the death of her eight-month-old daughter, police said today.

Shannan Woods, 19, is accused of causing or allowing the death of a child and will attend court next month.

Police were called to a flat in Pool Close, West Molesey, Surrey, on December 18 last year. Woods's baby was taken to St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, where she was later pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death was immersion.

Woods will attend Staines Magistrates' Court on July 6.