Dad ‘killed son, 2, injured his head when he was just six weeks old’

A DAD will appear in court charged with murdering her two-year-old son.

Matthew Banks, 33, appeared in court alleging the death of young Leo at the family home.

Banks appear at Worthing Magistrates Court


Banks appear at Worthing Magistrates Court

The youngster was first admitted to hospital with a head injury when he was six weeks old, Worthing Magistrates Court said.

Police said the two-year-old boy received specialist inpatient and outpatient treatment.

Banks, of Chichester, West Sussex, is believed to have killed Leo at their family home.

He is unconditionally re-barred to appear before Portsmouth Crown Court later this year.

Leo suffered a head injury in December 2017 at the age of 6 weeks and died in February 2020.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “A father from Chichester has appeared in court to answer charges of the manslaughter of his two-year-old son.

“Matthew Banks, 33, appeared in Worthing Magistrates Court today (Tuesday) charged with the manslaughter of his son Leo, at the home address.

“The banks did not provide a plea and the case was heard at Portsmouth Crown Court, with an initial hearing and filing on 11 March.

“He is currently on unconditional bail.

“Leo died in hospital at the age of two in February 2020, after receiving specialist inpatient and outpatient treatment for head injuries reported in December 2017 when he was admitted to the hospital. six weeks old.

“The prosecution, authorized by CPS, follows an investigation by officers from the West Sussex Protective Investigations Unit.” Dad ‘killed son, 2, injured his head when he was just six weeks old’

Bobby Allyn

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