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Couple charged over hanged girl

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THE mother and stepfather of an eightyear-old girl found hanged in her bedroom have been charged with child neglect.

Charlotte Avenall, who had severe learning difficulti­es, was discovered hanged in her bedroom in Mansfield, Nottingham­shire, on the morning of September 12.

Her mother Susan Moody, 24, and stepfather Simon Moody, 32, were interviewe­d under caution at the time of the youngster’s death.

Nottingham­shire Police said yesterday the couple had been charged with child neglect following the girl’s death at her home in Moor Street, Mansfield.

The pair have been released on police bail.

The couple are due to appear at Mansfield Magistrate­s’ Court next Friday.

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