Sarah Jayne Burron: 34-year-old mother charged with murder of newborn baby found dead in garden

After nearly two years of a 'complex and sensitive investigation,' Sarah Jayne Burron was charged with murder on Oct 4, said the police

Sarah Jayne Burron: 34-year-old mother charged with murder of newborn baby found dead in garden
Mother, 34, charged with murder of newborn after body found in Weston super-mare garden (Kat Wilcox/ Pexels)
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NORTH SOMERSET, ENGLAND: After a deep investigation into the death of a newborn baby, a woman from Weston-super-Mare has finally been charged with one count of murder. Sarah Jayne Burron, aged 34, is a mother and was accused in the early hours of the morning on October 4, 2022. She is due at Taunton Magistrates' Court on the same day. 

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After nearly two years of investigation, the Avon and Somerset Police have finally found a grave detail in a “complex and sensitive investigation,” as per the words of Detective Superintendent Gary Haskins, who is leading the investigation. The newborn was found dead in a private garden in Weston-super-Mare, also known as Weston, a seaside town in North Somerset, England, on December 12, 2020. Initial investigation had led to a man being arrested. However, he has been released now and there will be no further actions taken against him, according to the police. 

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Gary Haskins, of the Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), who is the senior investigator of the crime shared a few words about the case, “We know this update will impact the local community where the incident happened, and we’d encourage anyone with concerns or worries to speak to their local Neighbourhood Policing team,” he said and added, “We’ve worked closely with our colleagues at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) throughout, resulting in the authorisation to charge a woman with one count of murder.” 

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Iain Jenkins, Senior Crown Prosecutor with the Child Protective Services (CPS) South West Complex Casework Unit said, "The CPS has authorised a charge of murder in relation to the death a newborn baby on 4 December 2020." He added, "The authority to charge follows a detailed investigation by the Avon and Somerset Major Crime Investigation Team, which has been supported by the CPS Complex Casework Unit. An extensive review of all the evidence led to us concluding that our legal tests to commence a prosecution were met."

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"The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that they have the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings," he warned.

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