Woman charged with murder of month-old baby in Hythe

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The flats in Hythe, where the baby was discovered ‘seriously unwell’

DETECTIVES investigating the death of a one-month-old baby in Hythe last year have charged a woman with murder.


Chelsea Louise Cuthbertson (27) was due to appear at Southampton magistrates’ Court this morning (Wednesday) to answer the allegation.

It follows a seriously unwell baby reported by paramedics after they were called to an address in Hythe on 2nd February 2019.

The infant was rushed to Southampton General Hospital but was pronounced dead four days later on 6th February.

As reported in the A&T, Cuthbertson, of Knightwood Road, Hythe, was rearrested by police yesterday.

A force spokesperson said a 42-year-old man was also held but has since been released without charge and faces no further action.